Friday, March 23, 2012

Bloffee on the Beach

So it’s been awhile since I had everybody over to my place for Friday Morning Follower’s Bloffee.  Since the weather in Paris has been oh so beautiful this week, I decided to change the setting for our usual location. (I needed to get away from French people wearing tights under their shorts, or sports shoes and business suits for their early morning jog.)

So today we’re having breakfast on the beach. 

All you have to do to participate in Friday Morning Bloffee is:
1.- Comment and let us know what you’re bringing for breakfast.  Today I’m having not one, but two cups of coffee and a couple butterscotch macarons;)
2. - Click on someone in the comments section you don’t know and check out their blog.  Voila! A potential friend and follower connection has been made!

So, this week has been full of ups and downs but I’m happy to report it ended on a high note with two full requests for the revised version of KISSING FOR COFFEE. (Up until this week it wasn't getting any nibbles and I was so discouraged.)  I know by now that this really isn’t much. But it does make me feel a little less like a big fat-failure-phony-pants so I’m enjoying the high while I can.

In the words of the great Sean Paul - 

Hold on to da dream, hold on.
Hold on now now.
Hold on and believe.
D’Oh  we already won,
We still hold on.

How was your week?  Any ups or downs to report?


S.A. Larsenッ said...

I'm bringing Hunger Games excitement! WHOOT!! Oh, and french vanilla creamer. :D

I actually had success this week. Finished one ARC for review and almost finished another. Reworked the first 80 pages of my YA manuscript, and it was warm enough outside for me to actually take a walk. Nice.

Angela Brown said...

Bloffee time at the beach.


I'm bringing fresh fruit and orange juice.

Congrats on the nibbles for your manuscript. Every little bit is worth celebrating.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Matthew MacNish said...

Well I'm bringing vanilla yogurt, granola, and blackberries, but I already know everyone here. I'll have to come back.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I'm bringing Diet Coke (as always) and nutella crepes. And a happiness that Friday is FINALLY here!

mshatch said...

I've got a giant cup of coffee and a bowl of strawberries :)

and yay for your requests!

jaice john j said...

I made a cup of cappuccino..
and spicy masaladosa

jaybird said...

Coffee is a food group, right? I'll bring lots of coffee and a smile, since I'm shy and this is my first time attending.

I'm so happy to hear about your requests! Best of luck. NEVER give up on your dreams. I was able to meet chick lit author Jane Green, and I loved what she said to me, so I'll share it with you. She said,

"All it takes is one yes. So you keep going until you get it."

I kind of made it my unofficial motto :)

Kimberlee Turley said...

Breakfast is German scones. (Fried bread dough drizzled with honey and confectioner's sugar.)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm feeling like donuts this morning.
Congratulations on the full requests!
And hope you join us for the Challenge. It is so much fun.

Matthew MacNish said...

Nice. There go two people I don't know.

Laura S. said...

Woohoo, bloffee time!! I love the new location and I'm so pretending I'm there right now. It looks like a great morning to bring over some waffles with lots of fresh fruit!

Congrats on your fulls requests, Katie! That's super exciting. :)

Old Kitty said...

Two full requests!??!

I'm bringing CHAMPAGNE! Yay for you! Take care

farawayeyes said...

Cherry Smoothie anyone. all around I had a great week. son-in-law finally moves to his own place on Sunday and I can FINALLY enjoy my new place.

Lots of people I don't know. This could be fun. Thanks.

Congrats on the requests.

DL Hammons said...

Just plain coffee this AM. I've been on vacation all week and I'm just too tired to make anything else! I need to get back to work so I can rest. :)

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Blofee? I love it! ;)

I tagged you on my blog today!

Carrie-Anne said...

Congratulations on your requests! I'll bring my delicious matzah granola I'm looking forward to making very soon. It tastes great at any time of the year, not just during Pesach.

I've been doing a lot of work on something I've decided to expand from a long piece what was mostly flashback and backstory into a full manuscript about a Dutch teen boy who eventually joins the partisans and later becomes an official soldier. I'm hoping to query this within a few months, and am feeling very positive about this manuscript's prospects, esp. since I think it's going to be under 100,000 for once!

Marta Szemik said...

OK, so it's early afternoon, but I did have coffee and vanilla yogurt for breakfast. My healthy streak ended at lunch with a cookie:)(ok, 2 cookies)
Congrats on the fulls!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I'm arriving way late, so I'll bring a cocktail!

This week's "up" was turning in my revised manuscript to my editor.

This week's "down" occurred the next day when I didn't know what to do with myself because I already turned the manuscript in to my editor.


Heading now to find someone I don't know on the comment list.

TC Avey said...

I'm late for breakfast- but that's normal for me. I gulped coffee and stuck a muffin in my mouth as I set about my day.

Thanks for the breakfast invite- hopefully next week I will be on time (like before dinner).

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm bringing along Chai tea and fruit/yogurt! :)

Looking forward to meeting a new friend. Off I go... :)

Botanist said...

Two full requests? Amazing. Let's hope this leads to something more.

And this side of the world I'm always way too late for breakfast, but there is no wrong time for fresh croissants with bacon.

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

I always have high fibre bran cereal with low fat yogurt and fresh blueberries or raspberries but sometimes it makes me hang close to the bathr

Mark K said...

Breakfast at the beach, eh? God, what I'd give to be able to do that right now.

Enjoy and soak up that lovely sea air, sun and relaxation :)

Laura Pauling said...

Katie that's so awesome! Two full requests is nothing to sneeze at! yay! I'll join you at the beach any day!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Ah, too late for Friday breakfast, but just in time for Sunday brunch - I'll be bringing a lemon and poppyseed muffin, and a cup of tea!

Congratulations on the requests!

Sarah Tokeley said...

Rats, I got the day wrong ;-)

Well, here's a bunch of flowers and a congratulations on your good news :-)

Gwen Gardner said...

Oooh, sorry I missed this. Sounds like fun. I do love cappuccino. I love love love the beach photo *sigh* wish I was there. P.S. I left a Sunshine award for you over on my blog:)

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Just read this and I'm so excited for you! Amazing how quickly things can turn around in this crazy writing endeavour.

I've read so much about macarons (on the Paris Breakfasts blog), but those French pastries look a bit more up my alley. I love the beach, but I'd love to sit in a cafe in France for awhile, too! Cappuccino sounds good to me right about now!

Crazy Life of a Writing Mom said...

How exciting! I'm hoping for good luck to come your way :0)

Anonymous said...

Sorry I'm late to the party but I've got raspberry scones, in case anyone's still hungry.

I have family in town for Spring Break so my house is utter chaos. Thanks for the bloffee! (love that word too) :)


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