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Friday, May 01, 2009


GOOD MORNING! It is time to give out some prizes from last night.

First, for a random question in the comments:

Lily asks: Hey Maureen, I have a question for you… If you had a choice between blogging everyday for the next ten years (including your birthday, Christmas, talk-like-a-pirate-day and times of all other celebratory events) OR blogging about twice a month from a platform SUSPENDED 100 FEET IN THE AIR… which would you choose?? Loves xxxxx

Lily, I think I will find out that answer in a few weeks when I am on a platform hundreds of feet in the air trapezing myself to death.

Second, for a surprise! There were many, and I loved them all. FOR INSTANCE, there is now a BEDA BUDDIES Youtube channel. There was this video, and this one, and this poem. There were photos and letters and stories, and I loved THEM ALL. It took me ALL MORNING to go through them and APPRECIATE them.

However, I think I was MOST surprised by this. Neil has created something truly special here.

(In case you are wondering, he is referencing this video I made with Libba Bray. Also, I think Neil may be very, very tired, and this exhaustion has brought out his GENIUS.)

Third, the review. Thank you to EVERYONE who posted one! I had to pick randomly. Lauren, who posted one in Amazon, came out the winner!

So Lily, Neil, and Lauren . . . please e-mail me all RELEVANT INFORMATION so that I can send you your books!

I want to thank everyone who joined BEDA, or read, or left comments . . . basically, everyone reading this now. Because there is no way I would have made it through without you.

Also, for those of you who have written in and seem sad that my BEDA is over . . . DON'T WORRY. My blog is NOT OVER. This was just something to KICK START a whole new era of LOTS Of blogging and the new Ning. And I am RIGHT NOW working on something new for the SUMMER.* So I'm still here, things are still rolling, and YOU should keep blogging and buddying. This was only the start!

For EXAMPLE. Kasey is looking to start a group blog with people, with each person taking one day of the week. WHY NOT JOIN?

Do YOU have other BEDA-related projects you are starting with other people? Let me know!

So, I'm just going to take a day or two off IS ALL. I have to go do some Scarlett-related things, as today is her OFFICIAL paperback release. Since it is also Buy Indy Day (in support of independent bookstores), perhaps you would consider getting a copy at YOUR LOCAL STORE? Perhaps? It is up to you.

I will see you guys on MONDAY.

* Hints coming soon.

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Blogger AlanDistro said...

BEDA BUDDIES youtube channel! That is awesome! Thanks for suggesting the rest of us join you last month, it was fun!

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Kasey said...

Thanks for mentioning us/me! We're still looking for some spots (only 60% filled!)

Really, thanks for everything. You rock.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Christopher said...

Still need to decide on which book to read next. Loved Suite Scarlett.

10:36 PM  
Blogger Sophie said...

Hello Queen of Sparkles,
Me and my friends just wanted to let you know that we're very worried that you might fall off the trapeze. VERY worried. So please be careful. Facing a world without hilarious blog posts, awesome scarlett books and occasional videos would be unbearable.
But in case you do fall off, we have already planned out our revenge on the trapeze school.

12:43 AM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

It was so much fun to do BEDA :) I loved it, my buddies, your blogs etc.

It also got me to read your books, which is great for you, but as it turns out, even better for me :)

I'm now reading my 3rd MJ in 7 days. Good stuff ;)

3:12 AM  
Blogger holeysaintgeorge said...

Yay! You talked about our channel!! That just totally made my day. Thanks Maureen and look forward to hearing from you SOON!

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Serenity said...

Hey maureen, i was wondering if you could mention happy 18th birthday to my friend Caillie on monday, she LOVES your blog :)

10:52 AM  
Blogger Nadia Murti said...

BEDA was so much fun! Can't wait for that summer project.

Congratulations, Scarlett! I'll have to get the book soon.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing video!!
I cant seem to get the thing off my head!!!!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Pippa said...

Maureen, I am quite upset. I have been to two separate books stores, both very large chains (Barnes & Noble and Borders) but neither one has had a copy of Suite Scarlett. This makes me very, very sad.

5:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Maureen, I write poems all the time and i have posted a poem on my blog, could you read it and give me your views on it? pretty please!!
I know that you wouldn't follow my blog being the immature person that I am.

But this whole you-reading-my-poem-and-reviewing thing is the best idea I've brainstormed!!

Pretty Please!!
I'll do whatever it takes!!!!

'~DeATh PiXIe~'

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Vaelle said...

Question: what would be a good 'after dinner speech' topic???

9:34 PM  
Blogger K. said...

MJ, please advise: It is nearing 11:30pm on a school night. I have just found--through use of suspicion and Google--that a group member for a class project plagiarized her contribution notes that I'm supposed to be typing up into an information outline.
To be blunt, I'm PO'd. We agreed to work at this to finish off the year well. But there's high school juniors for you.
Any ideas for how to address such situations or, maybe, get even?

8:52 AM  
Anonymous Summer said...

why you no post when you say goin to post? sad.

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Blogger Carrie said...

Hi Maureen! I love you videos with Libba Bray (and your videos in general!) You should make more, 'cause they're awesome.

I have a question. How does this article make you feel? http://tinyurl.com/d7jp5q

2:47 AM  
Blogger Lily said...

AAAAAHHH!! Thank you for answering my question! You know I can't wait to find out how it goes at Trapeze School...

I've emailed all the technical stuff to your account on the contact page on your website... I hope that's the right thing to have done!! Let me know if I need to send it somewhere else…

Lily xxx

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