Okay, so I went to the Salt Lake City stop on the Breathless Tour. It was amazing. First, I was innocently tweeting in the elevator on the way down to the parking garage to drop off my jacket.
The doors opened, and this big group of people were standing there. I go, "I'm totally going to make you wait for me to get off," and stepped right through them. I'm pretty much still checking my phone to see if my tweet went through.
Someone goes, "Elana Johnson?"
And I look up and she goes, "I'm Beth Revis."
*cue the screaming and jumping up and down and hugging and other things I'm really glad no one with a video camera was around to capture*
So I met Beth in this dingy parking garage! It was, in a word, frawesome.
And Andrea Cremer was with her, and I hugged her too. And Kirsten Miller was there, but we didn't hug. And Brenna Yovanoff was there too, and again, no huggage. I think they were both mildly terrified because of all the above screaming and whatnot. They went up; I went to drop off my coat.
Amazing. The event was fabulous times ten. My favorite part was when someone asked if it was hard to get a book published. Beth laughed. Kirsten talked about living in New York and luck, Andrea said you have to get the right book to the right person at the right time, and Brenna said it has to be your best work every time.
But Ally Condie said my favorite thing (which apparently other people have said too. She's just the smartest person I know *wink*). She said that yes, you have to have luck and a good product, but you have to be standing out in the rain so that when the lightning strikes, you'll be there.
Lightning = luck, opportunity, whatever.
And I loved that, because it's so true. You really do have to be out there, getting soaking wet, before the lightning will strike.
What do you think? Are you out in the rain?
And here's some blurry pics I took with my phone.
Oh, and I'm under a strict deadline, and will only be blogging on M/W/F this week. xoxoxoxox until then.