Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fame and Fortune...

...have eluded me yet again.

Darn.

I hate when that happens.

So...

Earlier in the month I was all excited because this really cool childrens story contest site selected one of my submissions for the November contest. My entry was based on a previous Alphabe-Thursday post, so I thought it would be fun to share it here.

This children's story site is really neat because they tape a child actually reading your submission. Since the contest is based in the UK, the children read in the sweetest little accents. (OK, if you're from across the pond I know you think you don't have an accent...charming or not...but to me...you do...and it is like listening to music and I love that little lilt when you talk...)

...and not just because my first boyfriend, ever, was an English feller who played the guitar and serenaded me outside my bedroom window and...

...and...

...can you hold on a second here?

...

...

OK. I'm back. I had to go get a glass of cold water...

And dump it over my head...

...and...

...

What the heck was I talking about here?

Oh. Yea. English boyfriend and...

Focus, Jenny, focus.

...

Ahem...

OK.

Where was I?

Yea.

I was telling you about this contest. So the way it was supposed to work was the story that got the most 'views' for the month won some money. I was planning to browbeat you all into listening to my little story every day so I could totally win...

Except...

I got an e-mail from the contest people who said they had run out of money.


WHAT????

How can this be?

But they said they would still record my story and put it up in November (don't worry, I'll remind you about a bazillion times what day it is so you can go oooh and awwwww over it later)...because even though I can't win money I can jump up and down in excitement when I get to hear my little recorded story.

So...alas...although I may have momentary fame which probably doesn't count at all...

I will not, sadly, have fortune either.

But it's all good.

If I would have gotten fame AND fortune then I would get all big headed and conceited and be unable to blog anymore because my nose would be up in the air and I wouldn't be able to see my keyboard.



So all in all the whole thing ended well.

And...

You will be happy to know that my little link to Alphabe-Thursday's is now ending as well.

If you'd like to read less rambly links to Alphabe-Thursday's Letter F, just click here, please!

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50 comments:

RNSANE said...

It's probably just as well, Jenny, that you didn't win big bucks because your poor friends,like me ( who are getting more and more financially strapped by the day), would be holding out their hands for a donation. I'd love to read the story, though.

Jennifer said...

Aw, thats really cute! can't wait to hear it.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Great news about your story being recorded. And money would just corrupt you...the contest folks knew that somehow, and spared you from a fate that has befallen many of the affluent.

I know they have MY thanks.

Pondside said...

You'd better remind us! I wouldn't want to miss the fame part, even if there's no fortune attached.

paige said...

Can't wait to hear your story and in the meantime I'll try not to rub it in that I have that English boyfriend in real life. :)

NatureGirl said...

I had to get a glass of water and pour it over MY head! Sorry about the lack of funding. But isn't it really the thought that counts? Ya, I know.

BTW my first 4 boyfriends were English and played in a band, and sang to me too...in my living room, on vinyl. I still miss George and John...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think you are already FAMOUS!! Sorry no fortune!

BEAR's Mom said...

in other words...the dollar and the euro are KAPUTT???

we are all rich with your Friendship!!!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

How unFortunate For Fame and Fortune. I hope you Find solace in the recording and maybe in a FILM! WoooHooo! Talk about Fame and Fortune ! Okay...how about British TV...that'd be cool...you're alread Famous there for the Letter F...and Fabulously Fun and Famous in All of Blogland!

LuLu Kellogg said...

You are already famous with your fab Blog! We love ya Jenny!!

xoxo

Bonnie said...

You know you're right, having fame AND fortune probably would have been a little too much all at once. Darn it though! CONGRATULATIONS! That is so great. I can't wait to read it!

Bonnie said...

ps. If you ever want to post more about the English boyfriend I'm all ears... I mean eyes :)

Nora Johnson said...

Congrats - sounds like a terrific story!

XOXO Lola & Nora:)

tsonodablog said...

Well, having the fame and fortune MAY have been too much to bear......but I'd sure like to take that jump, wouldn't you? Just a little attention....a little cash....a little more attention....a lot more cash.
Yea, I think that could definitely make me feel good.

Anyhow, look forward to hearing the story! LOVE your Blog!
Terri

sarah said...

ok that was a sad and frustrating story! sometimes things don't work out the way we had hoped...
but what a really cool site, even if they don't know how to manage their money... we all already know you're an amazing writer! (:

Sue said...

Can't wait to hear a little English-accented voice reading your work! I'd say that's pretty cool even without the money!!

(The English accent is definitely the clincher when it comes to coolness.)

=)

Viki said...

How fun. It'll be neat to hear your story read. Can't wait.

La said...

That's awesome news, Jenny.

They ran out of money? Sounds like my employer. ;o}

Oh well, you would miss us...eventually. La

One Mama said...

I adore British accents! I will definitely listen to your story. Maybe if enough people listen to it anyway, you'll become an internet sensation and that will lead to fame and fortune!

Theresa said...

POOH! I know that if you had gotten a ton of money, we would have ALL received an inspiration bonus! I know we all inspire you to write these crazy... uh I mean wonderful stories:) Enjoy your day and perhaps Fame and Fortune will be with you soon! HUGS!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I'm not sure I'd like fame..now fortune, that's a whole different matter and English boyfriends..hmmm..

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I can't wait to hear the story. It will be fun to heat it with a cute British accent.

Amy said...

oh, that brittish boyfriend sounds dreamy! How did he not spoil you for other men? The accent, the guitar? the singing? Wow.

Can't wait to hear your story! I wish you had won money with it, but at least you have the fame part and fortune will be following soon afterward.

And then you can make all of us wealthy by talking us up, and we could eventually be wealthy by association.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Fortune would be a nice addition to your fame. :)

Cheryl D. said...

In my book, you at least have fame!

Judie said...

O.k., do I have this right? THEY RAN OUT OF MONEY? Doesn't this seem highly suspicious to you? Well, it does to me!!! Next time, ask for the money IN ADVANCE!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

oh my ..that was a true good news bad news type of win, but at least your story was chosen over all the others! No surprise as you are such a talented writer, Miss Jenny.

Jo said...

Damn! ... I guess we are stuck with you for a while then (tee he he) ... I can't wait to give your story a listen ... and who needs fame and fortune when you have Friends like all of us!!!!

razzamadazzle said...

How exciting! Fame is good after all. Fortune would just be a bonus!

Teresa

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Bummer! I'm looking forward to hearing your story though....Do we still get to vote on it???

Jackie said...

That is wonderful! I hope to hear your smory soon .

Lourie said...

Fame and Fortune! At this point, I am willing to take half. Guess which one. :P

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Very cool, Jenny, about getting your story published. Recorded is published so it counts in my book. Congrats!
Su-sieee! Mac
This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

Terra said...

That is so cool that you were selected - who needs fame or fortune? really

Anita said...

Hmmm...Did I like the part about the kids recording your work, making you "famous" or did I like the part about the hot English, guitar playing boyfriend better?

Keep at it...the writing and submitting, that is. :)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Whoo! hoo!
Congratulations! That is very exciting. Can't wait to hear your story read with a sweet British accent.

Dear friend, Thankyou again for stopping by! I am not linking up to this week's "F" posts...a wee bit tuckered out...but I did post my shortest post ever (just to update for those that may have known about my dad's heart bypass)....Thankful for a praise report!

Blessings & Aloha!
Hope to join back up on the "G" posts.

Splendid Little Stars said...

ooo....How fun! Fame, after all, does await! I will look forward to hearing your story read by a charming child with a lilt in the voice.

PERMANENT POSIES said...

That was awesome! So funny! I can't wait to hear it and I promise to listen to it often. You rock!

jen said...

I love those Hargreaves books. They are quite clever. Like you!

Pat Tillett said...

Congratulations and that sucks!

great post! Hope no water infiltrated your keyboard...

Juliana Matthews said...

Oh Jenny your post made me giggle so much!

I am sorry the contest people ran out of money but you know, here in the UK we are in deep recession so I suppose £10 could only stretch so far!

As far as the English accent goes, well I have one - being English I suppose thats logical.

I travel to the States a couple of times a year and am always tickled pink by the comments I get about my accent, as to me, it's just the way I speak.

But perhaps I should record my blog posts! The majority of my readers are North American - so I could see my stats soar as you all flock to hear my rounded vowels and clipped constonants ! LOL

H said...

No, no, no, no, NO!!!! Dearest Jenny, we English do NOT have an accent!! We have MANY accents from Geordie to Scouse, Yorkshire to Norfolk, West Country to Essex, and London Cockney to ear-grating Brum; plus all of the ones in-between! Put a Scouser, a Geordie and a Cockney in the same room and you would find it hard to believe they all come from the same country!

I look forward to hearingyour story. I bet it will be read in standard southern English.

Susan said...

RNSANE is probably right, sadly.

Anyway, come visit:
http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2010/10/tuesday-er-um-thursdaytreative-been.html

I have a surprise for you :)

Susan

J. Kwiatkowski said...

Oh brother! Oh well, I guess it's art for art's sake! Maybe they can box up an accent for you, so you can hear it whenever you want!

marisworld said...

A few things I love when visiting the States
1. I looove your accent! My response - I love yoour accent!
2. Being ID'd for alcohol (I'm 44!) Marvellous makes me feel so young.
I look forward to reading your story and if you're not happy with the chosen accent me and the girls will do it for you :)

Vicki said...

You're ALREADY famous and WE are your fortune! HAHA, really cool that you won Jenny..doesn't surprise me. And this won't be the last of things like this either :) Great F posting...

Mumsy said...

I can't imagine your nose ever being up in the air. With all your talent I would not be at all surprised if one day you have big bucks rolling in. I will be looking forward to hearing the reading of your story. Hugs

Tracy said...

just think fame fortune and money would ruin a great friendship . so all is well that ends well

My name is PJ. said...

I can't wait to hear your writing spoken aloud with a bit of a musical and polished lilt!!!

Melinda Cornish said...

I think you are famous....does that count? It should, I have good taste for the most part....