Friday, January 28, 2011

The things I do for my friends...

So last week--as I'm SURE you've heard by now--my friend, and fellow Bookanista, Beth Revis, debuted at #7 on the New York Times Bestseller list for ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.

*pauses to squeal and toss confetti and sparkles*

ahem.

Naturally, we were all pretty ecstatic in Bookanista-land. A MOUNTAIN of congratulatory emails were exchanged. It was like a party in my inbox. So much fun--and SO happy for Beth.

*tosses more sparkles*

But after that...someone decided we hadn't celebrated enough. And while this lowly Cali girl slept, over on the other side of the country, shenanigans were afoot. By the time I woke up the next morning I had dozens and dozens of emails titled "Happy-Dance Vlog for Beth" (imagine my reluctance to open them...) and the decision had already been made--before I could voice my YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME--I HAVE TO DO WHAT???? dissent.

*grumbles about time differences*

So the result is this:


Beth, if you EVER needed proof of my friendship, the fact that I WILLINGLY participated in this is it. I may only be in it for a few seconds (thank goodness--I shot a LOT more footage but DARN, it didn't make the cut). But they are FILLED with Shannon Shame. Only for you girlie. Only. For. You.

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS BETH!!!!!

You deserve every ounce of praise and celebration--and more!  And you better remember the little people when you take over the world. Some of us DANCED for you! :)

40 comments:

  1. I think Beth is very lucky to have such wonderfully supportive friends! :) She does deserve it. Hope you all have the same success with your books!

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  2. That's great you are shouting out for Beth. I'm so excited for her.

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  3. You girls (and boy) are too funny! It must be awesome to see someone who has struggled finally make it.

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  4. Yay. I think all success should be celebrated with dancing v-logs. Seriously, you are all awesome for showing your support for Beth ;D

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  5. What an incredible display of support!! Lisa (it may have been Laura...sorry ladies, but really, confusion is to be expected with two "L" names and a 4:45 AM viewing) "Black Swan" Roecker had to be my favorite name :) May you receive a happy dance vlog of your own soon, Shannon!

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  6. I always go to LiLa's first thing when I get to work, because their post is always up, right at 6, but maybe I should come here first. Not that it matters.

    Anyway, point is I already saw this over there, so I'm going to leave the same comment here:

    Was that supposed to make me cry a little? Because it didn't. Not one bit.

    What's with all the batman and darth vader costumes? I mean besides them being awesome, of course.

    ...

    What an incredible group of people you all are. I'm quite proud to know each one of you.

    And CONGRATULATIONS Beth! You rule.

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  7. HUGE Congrats to Beth!!!

    Watching that video made me smile and was such a great way to start the day. They way you guys support each other is so inspiring! You're all awesome!

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  8. awesomenesss pure 10000 awesomeness.

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  9. Nice sexy dance! Cute kittie!

    I'm surprised how many names I recognize. :D

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  10. I just saw this over on Bethany's blog. I'm in love with you all!! (Shh...closet relationship.)

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  11. Oh Shannon, I loved the way you described this epic event. It was soo much fun! I can't wait to do it again :)

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  12. haha I love it! You can do amazing things with a small group of supportive friends!

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  13. Nice call on the dancing kittie. He was totally rockin'. :)

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  14. Adorable dancing kittie, my dear! You does a fab job as well! Looking gorgeous as always! I don't think there's a better reason to happy dance! Go Beth!

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  15. This is 100 percent pure awesomeness, set to music. Just goes to show you the importance of having writer friends. Who else in your life will make a silly video and post it to the Internet just to say congrats? Love it!

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  16. And I'm going to praise you Bookanista Boppin' Bloggers! What an awesome thing to do for a friend.

    Shannon, WHEN you get that publishing contract let me know, so I can organize a Dancing With the Fans vid. (My three little dancing minions would be ecstatic; I mean, it's "So You Think You Can Dance" every minute over here.)
    Cha, Cha, Cha Cheers!

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  17. Oh shoot. If that's true friendship, then I have a few people that need to see my moves, whether they like it or not.

    Loved the dancing!

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  18. Very fun, I loved it! Congrats Beth!

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  19. This is great stuff! And now I need to get my hands on that book!:)

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  20. This video totally made my morning! I love it so much! And you totally got off easy here, Shannon! Your cat does more dancing than you do! So I demand MOAR SHANNON DANCING! ;-)

    Oh, and YAY BETH!

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  21. Jessica: Funny you should say that because the original edit of the video was WAY worse. I had this horrifying, elevated leg-shake-wiggle thing that somehow ended up in the video. But DARN, it had to get cut to make room for some late added footage. I was SO disappointed. Um...not. ;)

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  22. 1) THANK YOU!!!!!!!! *tackle hugs you*

    2) There is NO SHAME in this! It's all smexy!!!!!

    3) *second tackle hug*

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  23. Ha! You guys looked so great!! You are a good friend to Beth!

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  24. I used to be starkravingmadjealous of the Bookanistas. Like, why-can't-I-be-in-with-the-in-crowd jealous...no longer. I would have DIED rather than dance on camera. DIED.


    Okay...so I'm still jealous. And I saw no shame.


    You lied to me. LIED.

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  25. All I can say is, "SHAKE IT, Shannon." :) Y'all did a fantastic job. Since Beth is my crit partner, I might add, "OH YEAH, GIRLFRIEND. UH-HUH."

    (I hear Hollywood calling the Bookanistas.)

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  26. You ladies are awesome for doing that for her. I cried. LOL.

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  27. LOVE it!

    Am serious jealous of some of those dance moves!!!

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  28. This post is so filled with awesome, that I don't think I can even add anything to it. You gals (and guy) rock!

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  29. I couldn't watch this at school yesterday (blocked) so I had to wait. LOL. Too fun! I love your sweater, btw!! :-)

    P.S. The cupcakes are still my favorite

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  30. That was so totally awesome! Love, love, love it!! And a huge congrats to Beth! :)
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

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  31. I cannot count the ways in which I love this. For me, it sums up all the best things about the writing community--the way we celebrate for each other, rather than competing.

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  32. Congratulations Beth, for your book and for having such wonderful friends.

    You girls are all special.

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  33. This is awesome! You girls (and guy) rock! Beth Revis is one lucky girl!

    All of us SoCal writers need to get together for some book talk. THanks for posting this. Congrats to Beth!

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  34. Congrats to Beth! And that vlog was AWESOME! You girls (and guy) got moves.

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