Thursday, April 23, 2009

Me Happy


I got a new phone today--the phone I've been drooling over for almost a year and no, it's not an iPhone. It's a Sprint Instinct in pink with a fuscia case. Isn't it pretty? Of course, my webcam probably doesn't take the best picture, but I think it's awesome, which is hilarious to me since I usually hate pink. I do, however, like bright, vibrant colors. They make me happy and that's always a good thing.

I'm heading out to the LDStorymakers conference tomorrow afternoon and will be gone all weekend, reveling in the company of other writers like myself. I can hardly wait! It's one of the hightlights of my year.

Anyway, just wanted everybody to know I'm still alive and some good things are starting to happen. I'll blog about it more after the conference, but just know if you're a young writer or the parent of a young writer, a few more possibilities are about to open for you.

Quote of the Day: "Sharing our stories can also be a means of healing. Grief and loss may isolate us, and anger may alienate us. Shared with others, these emotions can be powerfully uniting, as we see that we are not alone, and realize that others weep with us."
~Susan Wittig Albert

7 comments:

Pink Ink said...

Can't wait to see you, Karen!!

Cool phone. You usually hate pink? Well, I'm glad you gave in to that pink gadget :-)

Karen Hoover said...

Let me rectify, that I don't usually like pink in connection with ME. It's fine for other people but I've never thought of myself as a pink girl. I guess maybe there's more of the girlie side of me than I ever thought! lol Can't wait to see you either!

Nichole Giles said...

It was so good to see you! Congratulations on your big win. You're an awesome writer and I know you'll be huge someday.

Nichole

Becca said...

Karen,
Congrats on your win! You said on the list serve that you were interested in reading some of the first chapters. Would you like to trade? I'd love to read yours.
And great job on your blog. It definitely makes me want to update mine (it's been, umm ... if I can't remember it's definitely been too long!)

Rebecca Birkin
rbirkin1@msn.com

Karen Hoover said...

It was fun seeing you, Jewel!

Thanks Nichole! It's been a mind-blowing weekend.

Becca, I'd love to trade! I'll e-mail you soon.

Lori Nawyn said...

Karen,

Congratulations on your win. It was a pleasure to meet you in person at the conference.

Best,

Lori

Haley Hatch Freeman said...

I'm dying to know the results of the first chapter contest! How did you do?
haaa! I just say Lori's comment so you did win! YAY!!!
I need more details! It was fun hanging around with you at the conference.