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Monday smiles…

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Hubby and I spent in France with my family and it was GREAT 😀 I have so many happy news that I want to share with you that I have to make a list 😀

  1. Friday started off quite well. I noticed my name on Friday the Thirteeners (a small group of YA writers debuting in 2013). The lovely Erin Bowman picked my Truth or Dare question: Who is your secret crush from YA lit? You should definitely check out her answer. She even did a Vlog! Oh and if you want to know more about Erin, you can visit her blog or  follow her on Twitter! Not only did Erin answer my question, but I also won a $13 gift card for amazon. Since Erin mentioned COLD KISS and since this book has been on my TBR for awhile, I decided it was the perfect occasion to get it 😀 Yay!
  2. The weekend was really lovely: my parents took us back to the restaurant we had the sort-of rehersal dinner before our wedding in August. The food was yummy and on top of this, it brought back a lot of wonderful memories. We strolled the park of one of Napoleon´s castle afterwards, spent time with my grandmother, sisters, brother-in-law, niece and nephew.  Oh and we played tennis with my dad. Fun all around! On Sunday, we also enjoyed a family lunch and afternoon.                                                                        My mom makes the most beautiful tables doesn´t she? Today, after a delicious brunch prepared by my mom and saying goodbye, we headed back to Germany. I may be turning 31 this year but leaving France is always a tad difficult :D…On our way back we stopped at Hooters, because well, we love wings!
  3. Awards: Thank you Lora for the Versatile Blogger Award and Thank you Word (en)Counters for the Liebster Blog Award! Blushing!
  4. I may have developed a new addiction: INSTAGRAM has been made available to Android phones and I´m loving it 😀
  5. I finished reading THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE this weekend and wow, this book…this story…is brutally honest and poetic. Loved it! I just started ACROSS THE UNIVERSE and I´m already pulled in the story after a few pages…quite happy about it! And next on my list is JELLICOE ROAD…:D I mean, after hearing Erin talk about it and reading Katy´s take on one of the main characters, I have to read it!
  6. Honeymoon, honeymoon, honeymoon…We are full into preparation mode and I am so so excited that we just booked the Isaiah Jones Homestead Bed and Breakfastin Sandwich, MA where we stayed a night in 2007. We are ready to meet old memories there and to make new ones…Plus it will be after we drive more than 4000 miles around the US so I think we´ll be ready to settle in and really relax for a few days. After Cape Cod, we´ll be off to NYC and watching this:

How was your weekend?

writing

One lucky lady…

I have received several blog awards in the past weeks 😀 Thank you so very much, it always brightens my day and put a big smile on my face. Eve gave me the Sunshine Award, Carrie sent me the Kreativ Blogger Award, mywithershins sent me the Versatile Blogger Award and moosenoose gave me the Liebster Award.

You should definitely check their blogs out if you don’t already do so; they always make me think or smile… Carrie, mywithershins and Juliana also passed on the Lucky 7 meme to me. Now, I get to share a little piece of my writing with you.

Here is what I need to do:

  1. Go to page 77 of your current manuscript or work in progress
  2. Go to line 7
  3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs as they are written. No cheating! 
  4.  Tag 7 authors and let them know.

This little snippet comes from the manuscript I am currently revising entitled PLAYING WITH FIRE.

“Hello.” I mumble and yawn loudly, not trying to sound lady-like. I’m not interested in him after all. Nope. Not at all.

“Good morning Sleeping Beauty.”

I turn to the clock. It’s 10am.

“You do know that more than half of the people our age sleep until 12 on Sunday. Or, haven’t you gotten the memo? When did you first call anyways?”

“9am.”

Hope you enjoyed Erin and Aleksi’s little chat…well its beginning at least 😀  Keep in mind it’s still a draft…

Oh and if you want to do the Lucky 7, tag – you’re it!