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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Party Time!

As I mentioned Monday, today should mark my 100th post, but I deleted some older posts, so now it's only my 88th one. But, we are going to celebrate anyway. First, though, I wanted to take a moment to clarify something. My posts this week are based on things I've read in agent interviews. If I was super organized, I might have saved the links to those interviews, but I was far from organized, so I didn't. I do know of one location where several pieces of my information came from. Shelli at Market My Words interviews agents regularly. If you haven't visited her blog, you should. It's full of useful information. And one more thing, what you choose to post or not to post on your blog is entirely up to you and should also be based on where you are in your writing journey. My advice may or may not pertain to you. Okay, that being said, let's get on with the celebrating! What better way to celebrate than with music? My friend, Karen Amanda Hooper, tagged me on her blog last week. I'm supposed to list seven songs that have been influential in my life. I could not possibly narrow it down to just seven, so I decided to list ones that were influential to me when writing my first book. Keep in mind that it is a contemporary YA and the music I listened to at the time was consistent with that genre and not a reflection of my favorite songs. Although, I do like these songs. 1. I Don't Care by Fall Out Boy 2. I'm Yours by Jason Mraz 3. Let it Rock by Kevin Rudolf 4. Disturbia by Rihanna 5. Try to Leave a Light on when I'm Gone by David Cook 6. Angels on the Moon by Thriving Ivy 7. I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas (Okay, I'm cheating with this one. It came out way after I finished my book, but it now reminds me of a certain scene.) Now, consider yourselves all tagged. Feel free to post your own top seven songs on your own blog. Oh, and have some virtual cake and ice cream. What would a party be without that? I wanted to send a message to Ellie Kings. Ellie, if you are reading this, I just wanted to let you know that your comment feature on your blog isn't working. You might want to check into that. I'll have more on blogging tomorrow. Have a great day!

41 comments:

FictionGroupie said...

Ooh, am I first today? Congrats on your 100th post! That's awesome. :) Coming up with that many pictures of shoes alone had to be a challenge. Can't wait for your next hundred!

Patti said...

Congrats on the post. I should probably start adding mine up.

Tamika: said...

Congratulations Susan!

WOW- 100 posts! Yipee! Part time! I love cake and ice cream, even at 9:20am. I look forward to following along for 100 more!

My seven favorite songs:
1. In Your Presence
2. It Ain't Over
3. Praise Him in Advance
4. Justified
5. God In Me
6. Run Til I Finish
7. When I Worship

Blessings to you...

Rae said...

Congratulations. Thanks for the cake and ice cream.

Novice Writer Anonymous said...

Aaaahhh!!!!! Clowns!!!!! Run away! Run away!


*peeks back around corner* They gone?

Congrats on the 100!

Jennifer Major said...

What great music choices!! And congrats on 100 posts!! What an accomplishment.

I love to listen to music that my MC would be playing. I'm into everything 1960's right now. Plus, Vampire Weekend b/d they just remind me of a cocktail party at a beautiful house during the early 60's. Music can be so inspiring!

Natalie said...

Congrats on 100 posts even if they aren't all still here. That is quite an accomplishment :)

Eileen Astels Watson said...

May all time favorite song is "While I'm Waiting" by John Waller. I'm not a huge music fan, but that one really works for me.

Angie Muresan said...

Thanks for inviting us to the party! That cake and ice cream are oh, so delicious! I've got a bunch of favorite songs and narrowing down to just a few will take some time.

Girl in My Own World said...

Congrats Susan!!!! Woohoo!!!! Those songs are great! I will post some songs on my blog. I have to think of 7... so stay tuned! Thanks for the cake and ice cream! It was yummy yum and it didn't even give me a stomach ache eating it in the morning hours! :o)

Have a GREAT day!

Karen said...

Congratulations on 100...er...88 posts!

Those are all some great songs and every time I hear that Black Eyed Peas song, it's stuck in my head the rest of the day!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

My husband and I joke #7 is our new theme song. We heard it and blared it on the way to a wedding several months ago. It makes me think of him.

I've got plenty already on my player now.

~Wendy

Beth said...

HOORAY for 100 BLOGS! Well done, friend. I had a cinnamon bun in your honor this morning. And I might have another in your honor this afternoon ;P

My Faves Right Now:
- Say (All I Need), One Republic
- Postcards from Far Away, Coldplay
- Use Somebody, Kings of Leon
- Sweet Surrender, Sarah McLachlan
- This Year's Love, David Gray
- When We Were Young, The Killers
- All I Want Is You, U2

Melanie's Randomness said...

Congrats on 100th post!! =)

I love the song I Don't care by Fall out boy and the Light on by David Cook!! they rock!

L. T. Host said...

Thanks for giving me something to write about today, haha :)

Congrats!!! I'll be linking to you.

staceyjwarner said...

Congrats! I love cake and icecream! There are too many songs...I can't pick just seven, LOL!

DebraLSchubert said...

Congrats! 100 posts is a big deal. You deserve to celebrate! I went a little crazy with mine a few months ago. Just gonna grab another piece of cake before I head out...

Tess said...

Ooo, I'd throw in some Evanessence and maybe go back to the day and put a little Rolling Stones on my list.

Congrats on the milestone!

Heather Sunseri said...

100 posts!!! That's awesome!!!!! I'll be back in 12 posts to celebrate with you again. Can you tell I'm a numbers person? Ha!

Robyn Campbell said...

Congrats Susan. There's only one thing I gotta say, "All I can eat and NO calories. YIPPEEEEEE!" :)

I'll post my top 7 too.

Jill Kemerer said...

100 posts--congratulations!! Party time! I love that B.E.P's song! Woo-Woo!

Jody Hedlund said...

100 is a great milestone! It definitely shows committment! I appreciate all of your fun and inspiring posts! Keep up the great work!

Lily said...

OK, I'm outta touch with the new stuff. The only songs I recognized were the Christian hits in the comments... Oh well.

Happy 88th post! Happy dance.

How about a post on your opinion of sister blogs... You know, like mine. What type of posts do you think I should avoid on my farm blog? Do you think I shouldn't even have them linked? I've been thinking about it alot recently.

Also, if I decide to use a pen name, should I completely separate my writer's blog from any ties to my actual identity?

Hmm... I feel a blog coming on!

Tere Kirkland said...

Congrats anyway! Will you be celebrating when you reach 100 again?

I think my seven songs are all by David Bowie...

LET'S DANCE!

Laura Martone said...

Congrats, Susan! I'll just pretend that this IS your 100th post. Poop on those agents who made you delete some. :-) Hey, maybe if I tick enough off, I'll HAVE to self-publish. I don't like making decisions if I don't have to.

As for your songs... well, am I out of it! Didn't recognize a one - the Christian hits listed in the comments section either. Just give me '60s and '70s music, with a little '80s and '90s tossed in, and I'm good. Perhaps I live too much in the past.

Thanks for the virtual cake and ice cream - I'm on a diet right now (blech!), but a nibble can't hurt, right?

Dominique said...

Congrats!
100 posts is quite an achievement. **Applauds**

Amy Tate said...

Congratulations Miss Susan! And I sure do like those shoes.

Stephanie Faris said...

I love 80s music but I also like some current stuff. Current stuff includes Miley Cyrus's new song (yes, I write YA too, so I'm allowed!) and Jessie James's "Wanted." But mostly, it's 80s stuff!

Girl Meets Gun said...

Hmmm...This is a good idea because I love music to death. But how am I to choose only seven?!?!?!?!

Dawn VanderMeer said...

Congrats on 100 posts! Go Susan! :)

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I'll definitely take cake as long as it's chocolate and ice cream as long as it's vanilla. Or mint chocolate chip. Man, that sounds good!

Strange Fiction said...

I don't think I've heard any of those songs. I guess I should get more :)

Congrats on the 100th post!! Wow!

Shelli said...

ah thanks girlie!

fav songs -

its the climb - miley
times running out - muse
im like a bird - nellie furtado
best day - taylor swift
anything by fray
anything by rachel yamagata

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Nice selections. Angels on the Moon gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. And how can anyone NOT dance to the Black Eyed Peas? :) Thanks for playing. Happy 100th!

Anna C. Morrison said...

Should I admit that I don't know any of those songs? But the cake is great! :-) Congrats!

K. M. Walton said...

I've got to think on this one. It's hard to narrow it down, but I will and then I'll post on my blog. Thanks for the idea.

I know one thing, my #1 fav right now is Run This Town by Rhianna, Jay-Z and Kanye (even though I'm still mad at him for the stunt he pulled at the VMA's).

Tabitha Bird said...

I'd have to say Pink. Love all her stuff. Can't pick just one song:)

Regina Milton said...

I don't have a song list, but I wanted to say CONGRATS on post 100. Thank you for giving us all the information and inspiration that you do.

Lori said...

The 88th should be celebrated more often! It looks very important.

Janna Qualman said...

Happy Day! I'm late. How did I miss this post?

~~Ellie Kings~~ said...

Thanks Susan for letting me know about the comment feature. Really can't say what I did wrong. Hopefully it works now. Please let me know otherwise, still new at this.
BTW, Cake is good, Congrats!