Friday, November 13, 2009

Budlight Presents... Real American Heroes

Budlight Presents...Real American Heroes (Real American Heroes)
Today we salute you, Mr. Fortune Cookie Fortune Writer. (Mr. Fortune Cookie Fortune Writer)

Most writers leave their wisdom in a book
You leave yours in a cookie (crunchy cookie)

Sure they taste good
But it's the information you provide that we're really hungry for (love is round the corner!)

Though your tablet is small
Your message never is (show me the way)

Of course the mushu pork and the egg foo young fill our bellies
It's your inspiration that keeps us well-nourished (yum, yum, yum, yum, egg foo young)

So crack open an ice cold Budlight, Mr. Fortune Cookie Fortune Writer
Because when you say our luck is about to change
We believe you. (We bee-ee-lieeve yoooooou.)


Okay, okay, so I've believed some fortunes at times. Dove dark wrappers, but who's keeping track of those? *wink* But I've always believed in myself. And I hope that you believe in yourself too. Read on...




























Okay, so finding a literary agent is like dating, popping the question and agreeing to work together on something meaningful and worthwhile. Like publishing a book.

And I've found my better half. Shh, don't tell Mr. J. Well, he already knows. So shout away!

Because I'm now represented by Michelle Andelman of Lynn C. Franklin Associates!

Here's me signing the contract. Yes, I antiqued it. Don't ask me why, I don't know. Looked cool? Whatever.




And you can read more about Michelle here. Scroll down to the bottom. She's the literary agent that will be at the Oregon Coast Children's Book Writer's Workshop next July. It gives a good list of books she's worked on. My novel definitely fits on her list as "edgy, emotional Young Adult".

Can I get a "Woot! Woot!"?

And it's YOUR inspiration that's kept me well-nourished through this journey. So thanks to all of you, my favorite Fortune Cookie Fortune Writers.

And your fortune is: Your luck is about to change.... *big smiles*

Oh, and you wanna hear more Real Men of Genius? You know you do. Go here. I l-o-v-e the Mr. Really Bad Toupee Wearer one. Hilarious!!

69 comments:

Valerie Geary said...

I feel like I'm seeing the future. Because it says you posted this at 7:00am on Friday Nov 13. It's 6:40am right now, my time. Now I realize we're in different time zones. Still... UBER CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Way to go on the agent front!! Two thumbs up!! Now if you could just send some of that good mojo my way... ;)

Christina Lee said...

WOOT WOOT!!!!!!Fantastic news!!! So many good things happening all around!!

christine said...

CONGRATS!!! And I gave you a congrats shout out over on my blog too!!! *HUGS*

Abby Annis said...

Yea!!! So excited for you! Congratulations! You rock!!! :D

WindyA said...

Yay! Yay! Happy dancing for you.

Uh... in case you didn't notice, the picture, albeit cool and all antiquey, makes your hair look ... well ... not the way I KNOW your hair looks. Just sayin! LOL!

Okay. Yay yay yay!

Kristi said...

I'm so thrilled for you - that's so exciting and I can't wait to see your book in print!

Tess said...

I am laughing and skipping around the room and shouting Wa-Hoo! for you Elana!! So, so thrilled.

and, I do love these real men commercials. brilliantly funny.

Stephanie Jenkins said...

Wow!! Congratulations, Elana! I've heard awesome things about Michelle. :)

Kat Harris said...

You get a huge Woot Woot!

Congrats!

Tere Kirkland said...

Woot, woot, indeed, Elana!

You are amazing!

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

God, I love those commercials. Mr. T-Shirt Launcher Inventor is a personal favorite.

Again, congrats! I will be in line to buy a copy of your book.

L. T. Host said...

YAY ELANA!!!!

WOOOT!!!!!

B.J. Anderson said...

YAYYYY! Congratulations, Elana!! And I have a fortune from a fortune cookie taped to my computer screen. Lol, so far, it hasn't come true, but there's still time. Congrats again! :D :D :D

beth said...

OMG AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! I am so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so happy for you! YAY YA YA YAY YAY!!!!!!

This is amazingly astoundingly awesome. Hurrah for you!

H. L. Dyer said...

Lucky, lucky Michelle. =)

I'm thrilled for you both and can.not.wait to see you take this to the next level.

WOOT WOOT!

Carolyn V. said...

Elana, I am so, so, so excited for you! Woo hoo! Congrats!!!!

I love the real American Heroes. I sing along with the background guys when the commercials come on the radio. It freaks my kids out a little, but so fun.

Lady Glamis said...

YAY for EDGY! Congrats, Elana! I'm so excited for you. :)

~Jamie said...

I am SO proud of you! Way to go girl!

Megan said...

Three things...I didn't know you were left handed. That makes me like you even more, if that's even possible. Second, your picture is awesome...I really like that the wreath behind your head could totally be an extension of your hair. Last, I'd like you to know how much I appreciate your taste in music. This post is a serious classic.

Lisa and Laura said...

I'm a lefty too!! (This is Lisa, by the way.) CONGRATULATIONS! There is absolutely nothing that makes us happier than seeing our writing friends succeed. Can't wait to see what happens next!

The Screaming Guppy said...

YAY! Go girly, go!

Mim said...

Congrats on your agent! That's awesome!

Melanie Avila said...

Congratulations!! Woot woot!

I'm also a lefty. :)


LOVE LOVE LOVE these commercials. Did you know they changed it to Real Men of Genius after 9/11 because they didn't want to belittle the actual heroes/soldiers?

Jen Chandler said...

Woot woot!!! You deserve it!! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! And I think it's fun antiquing pictures so you go right ahead and enjoy yourself :)

Happy weekend!
Jen

Tara McClendon said...

What awesome news! Congratulations! Loved the picture of you signing your contract. Have a wonderful weekend.

Marybeth Poppins said...

Seems to be a great week for writers! SUPER congrats!!!

Nisa said...

November is such a great month, I must say! Congratulations! I am so happy for you!!!

Jessica said...

How about a Woot, Woot, Woot, Wootie Woot? LOL!!! Huge congrats, and I'm excited for you. :-)
I love Dove fortunes too. Heehee.
Also, cool pic of yourself. I like it.

Scott said...

CONGRATS and WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! and a WOO-HOOOOOOOOOO!

Now, will that book be available for download on my Kindle??

S

Stephanie Thornton said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

I'm totally excited for you- it was just a matter of time! Huzzah!

L.T. Elliot said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! CONGRATULATIONS, ELANA!!!! WOOT! WOOT! I'm so bloody happy for you!!!!!!! Hooray! Fortune Cookie, you are so awesome!!!!

(btw, I totally love RMOG. My fav's Mr. Scared of the Ocean Guy and Taco Salad Inventor Guy.)

Bane of Anubis said...

congrats!

Katie said...

You Da Bomb!!!!!!!!! So happy for you! Michelle is one lucky agent :)

Hilabeans said...

YAY!!! Congrats, Elana!

Can't wait to pick up copies of your books and say, "I know this girl. We like driving fast. We're like twins or something."

OK, maybe not say exactly that, but I still can't wait to read your work. Congrats again on your new agent! I have no doubt your MS(s) will sell. ;)

hhs

Eric said...

Wooohooo!! And here I thought you had already done enough to be my idol for life, and you go and up the ante. You are more awesome than words, Elana. Big time congrats! :)

ElanaJ said...

Thanks guys!

And, um, oops. Confession time. I am NOT left-handed. I simply didn't flip the picture in photobooth. Dangit. Now my status has dropped -- again.

Katie Ganshert said...

How did I miss that you got the call!?!?!?! Did you post about it! So fun! YAY! Celebrating with you, girl!

Liza said...

Hooray!!!!! Congratulations!

Jemi Fraser said...

Woot! Woot! Such great news :)

Smiled all through the American Hero - those crack me up - gotta go check out the rest :)

Stephanie L. McGee said...

Wahoo!!!! Congrats!!!!!!

Michelle McLean said...

woot woot!! :D (my word verification is ringlog.....no relevance, just thought it was cool) ;D

Solvang Sherrie said...

Congratulations, Elana! That's awesome! Woot! Woot!

Rebecca Knight said...

OMG!!!! I saw your comment on my blog, and had to come over and see for myself! :D You ROCK, Elana! We all knew this day would come :).

Thank you for all your support through querytracker and your ebook--we're all cheering you on, girl!

Little Ms J said...

Thanks for sticking the beer song in my head. It is on a continuous loop between my ears right now!

Congrats again, lady! I'm very very excited for you!

storyqueen said...

Elana, I am so happy for you!! Good things are happening everywhere!

kathrynjankowski said...

Congratulations, Elana! You and Michelle are a good fit. And you're with an agency that reps Bishop Tutu and Deepak Chopra. Yowsa!

Casey McCormick said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Elana! I knew it was only a matter of time for you. I'm so happy!!!!

Mary said...

Very awesome Elana. Congrats!

Natalie Murphy said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!

Stephanie said...

WAH HOO! Good for you, Elana!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats, Elana! I told you it would happen. You made my week. :D

Steena Holmes said...

I read the amazing news this morning Elana! I cried! SO amazing!!!! Way to go! Congrat's woman!!!!!!

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, super HUGE congrats! And a triple WOOT!!!

K. M. Walton said...

Elana - congratulations to you. You most certainly deserve this good news -- you are one hard working writer. I wish you all the best and huge successes.

Icy Roses said...

Congratulations! I knew it would only be a matter of time when someone as talented and hardworking as you would find representation. I'm so happy for you. I hope the rest of your journey towards publication goes smoothly, and I look forward to reading your book once it hits the shelves!

Keep us updated, as always. :-)

Shelli said...

yay so happy for you girlie!

Donna Gambale said...

Congratulations! I can't imagine how excited you are!

Paul said...

Congrats Elana!! Wonderful news!
A great feeling! I'm very happy for you!

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

Congrats! That's awesome!

MG Higgins said...

YAY! Congratulations!!!!!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Woo-hoo! Would have woo-hooed a lot sooner but I've been out-of-town and unplugged. YES!!!

Tabitha said...

I'll give you a WOOT WOOT and I'll raise ya a YEE HAW!!!

That's awesome!!! Congratulations!!!!

Gail said...

What fabulous news!!! Enjoy the feeling of knowing you're one step closer to getting published :-)

Crystal said...

Wonderful news, Elana! Congratulations! Wish you all the best!

Dawn Simon said...

I am sooo excited for you!! Yay, Elana! CONGRATULATIONS! :)

BTW, I went to the Oregon Coast Children's Book Writers' Workshop in 2007 and it was fabu.

Lisa Amowitz said...

Just adding my woot to the WOOT choir..WOOT, WOOT, WOOT!!!!!

Blondie said...

Hi There! Jen at Woolgatherings sent me over. Congrats on your success girlie. Your blog is wonderful. I am also participating in NaNoWriMo and am trying feverishly to meet the requirement. Have a great day! I am following you now! Kori xoxo

Terresa said...

A huge hug & congrats to you!

**Poms poms in the air**

WOOT WOOT WOOT!!!!!

You are a living dream to us other as-yet unsigned w/ an uber cool agent writers. Now go on the rock the edgy YA lit world!!

Diana Paz said...

Congratulations!! You know, when I first saw your blog I thought you already had an agent?! You always had this confidence, and something indescribable that made me think, "Oh, she's going to get an agent. She's one that's going to get there." Anyway, this awesome news is well-deserved. I can't wait to blog about it :)

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