Thursday, January 21, 2010

Three Things for Thursday

1. So, my sister went to college and received her finance degree. She became a banker, and received her MBA at Northwestern. Now she owns her own motorcycle apparel business (Vavavroom- check it out!). And guess what else? She is now published in a book! Before her aspiring author sister! What can't this girl do?! (And of course, she's tall, thin, beautiful and a great aunt to my children, too.) No, I'm not jealous (really!). I'm excited for her. She has an excerpt in a book titled "Why We Ride." Congrats, Denise!
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2. Thanks to Bish for giving me the Happy 101 Award! I'm supposed to list what makes me happy, but I did a list of Things I Like (which also make me happy) recently, so here's a link to Things I Like! Besides these things, I have completed my final revisions on my chapter book, and that makes me very happy. I'm currently researching agents and drafting my query letter.
Thanks again, Bish! You made me happy! I wish a happy 2010 to all of you!

3. I am STILL addicted to Word Bubbles. (At least my score is getting better!)

SOMEBODY STOP ME!










24 comments:

Lori Degman said...

*Congrats to your sister!

*Congrats on completing your revisions - an accomplishment in itself!

*I'm addicted too - damn computer games!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Three cheers for your sister!

WTG on your revisions!

Best wishes on your agent hunt. I'm doing the same thing. I listed some resources on my blog one day last week. I'm doing tons of research and now have it narrowed down to my top 9.

You could be addicted to something much worse...say napping!

jama said...

Congrats to you and your sister! Well done!

Carrie Harris said...

Congrats to your sister. And I have this sekrit love for The Mask. Seriously.

Bish Denham said...

A big YAHOO to your sister! And congratulations of finishing those revisions.

As for computer games I stay far, far away....

Tina Lee said...

Final revisions are totally a reason for happiness. Cool beans! Word Bubbles, perhaps make you happy as well?

Keri Mikulski said...

Yay to your sister, your award, and for your revisions! ;) Best wishes on your agent search. :)

Anita said...

I'll check out your sister's site soon!

I may stage an intervention for you...let me know if your kids' teachers start calling wondering why the kids haven't been fed.

MG Higgins said...

Congratulations for the award (well deserved!) and on getting your book completed and especially for not being jealous of your sister.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I have a "perfect" younger sister, too - gotta love 'em! :-) Good luck with your agent search. My fingers are crossed for you.

Elana Johnson said...

Wow, you've got good things going on all over the place. And that picture on the sidebar? GORGEOUS. I love your smile. :)

Rhonda said...

Girl Power!!! congrats Denise. What a talented family. You're time is coming Kel. To us you're already famous.

Kelly said...

Lori- Thanks, and I wish I'd never started playing that darn game!
Sharon- Good luck to you,too. I'm going to revisit that blog entry of yours to help my research!
Thanks, Jama and Carrie. And Carrie that doesn't surprise me one bit that you love The Mask!
Bish- Thanks, and I should have, too!
Tina- I have a love/hate relationship with Word Bubbles. :)

Kelly said...

Keri- Thanks!
Anita- I just leave beef sticks and squeeze cheese on the counter for my kids to eat.
MG- Thanks (and ha! Luckily she's too nice to be jealous of).
Thanks, Shannon!
Thanks for the kind words, Elana!
Rhonda- thank you and you are quite the successful entrepreneur yourself! :)

Kim Kasch said...

Genetics is an amazing thing. You two have the writing gene :)

Wendy (aka quillfeather). said...

Congrats to your sister and all the best with your query letter. It's tough out there. Good luck :)

I'm sure I'll see your name stenciled down the spine of a book one day soon!

Sliding on the Edge said...

Yeah! Revisions need finishing. Wish you were closer we could toast each other. Also maybe I could borrow your son to do some proofreading. What does he charge? :)

Your sister is as talented and lovely as you are. You're very lucky.

Margaret Ann Abrahams said...

Congrats to your sister and bravo to you. Good luck researching agents. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Kiki Hamilton said...

Congrats on finishing your revisions! That's an awesome feeling. I know you'll find an agent quickly!

Also love to hear stories about girl power! I had a motorcycle when I was younger - before I had a daughter - and I love them!!

Sara Tribble said...

That is awesome about your sister! I think all of us know how hard it is to get into a book! =D

Casey McCormick said...

Congrats to your sister, and to you for finishing your revisions. Excited to start querying? Woo woo!

Lilfix said...

What a talented family you have! Congrats to you both!

I have a bubble game on my cellphone and am always running the battery down playing it...grin...

Wendy (aka quillfeather). said...

PS. I've left you a little something on my blog :)

C.R. Evers said...

Congrats to your sister. It sonds like you have an awesome relationship. :0) I hope my girls will be that sweet and supportive of one another.