Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Girl With the Broken Smile

(blog title courtesy of Maroon 5's "She Will Be Loved")




The image above was sent to me by Thais, one of my Brazilian readers!!


Wow, I just realized it's been two weeks since my last blog post, and it's entirely due to the whole mouth trauma thing that's been going on (braces, bone removal, bone grafting, gum stippling, gum suturing--feeling queasy yet??!), and since it's best not to blog while under the influence of pain meds, well, I figured a little blog silence was in order!

But even though it's not over yet (the stitches don't come out for another 2 weeks and my cheeks still look as though I'm storing nuts for the winter!), I thought I'd drop in long enough to say THANKS for all of your comments and support! This year has exceeded all of my writerly dreams and I owe it all to YOU!!!

Also, I wanted to wish you all a warm and wonderful holiday and all good things in the New Year!!

Oh, and just so you know, I'm over at Living Your Five today talking about how I'm living my Holiday Five--you can read all about it HERE!

And, funnily enough, just after I made my donation to Heifer International this morning, I read literary agent, Nathan Bransford's blog and saw that he is donating $1 to Heifer International for every comment left at his blog (up to $1000!!!!), so hurry on over and leave your comment HERE!

Okay, back to the couch for another round of HGTV and a warm compress!!

Hope your day is pure magick!

A
xoxo

44 comments:

Shelli said...

Its been so fun watching you blast off as an author this year :) Maybe next year will be my year!! :)

happy holidays Alyson!

callmeJordan said...

Hope you feel better and Happy Holidays. You have accomplished so much and you should be proud about that. Good luck in the future and I am crossing my fingers hoping that some of your luck rubs off onto me. A person can only hope. :]

Border Jumpers said...

Just as an FYI wanted to flag you to three posts that resulted from our field visits with Heifer International in Rwanda. They are doing terrific work on the ground...

Here are the write-ups for the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet [http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet]:

Healing with livestock in Rwanda
http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/healing-with-livestock-in-rwanda/

Teacher Turned Farmer…Turned Teacher
http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/teacher-turned-farmer%e2%80%a6turned-teacher/

Got Biogas?
http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/got-biogas/

We are travel blogging from Africa at a site called Border Jumpers which can be viewed at http://www.borderjumpers.org
Danielle Nierenberg and Bernard Pollack

Anonymous said...

You are the true meaning of what a positive role model should be. so many people young and old look up to you and respect you not only as the best Author in THE know word to us but as a person of truth and such integrity that you have moved a new generation to read and succeeded in your shadow as Alyson had said. This new year And so many more will bring more blessings to you and your family. with so much respect for you Mrs. Alyson Noel. Amber M an as always your twin and new shadow Alyson. if nothing more you changed her life this year and mine. can't thank you enough for all you have done and are doing in the lives of your readers.

onesoccernine said...

ok so this has nothing to do with your blog but this song is really good and ts a spoof of party in the usa just go to youtube and search: MILEY CYRUS party in the USA "Everything is Gonna Be okay"
:and it should be at the top its so changing and diffrent and one of thoese songs that you should listen to when your down have a good day and a wondful life :)!(:

beatriz albarez said...

Oh ! I really love you *-*
First, I loved your book, Ever and Damen are so cute together ! Second, thanks for make my frind happy with the picture ! Thais is onde of my BFFs , and if she is happy, i am too.
Happy Christmas, and happy new year. I am waiting "Blue moon" in Brazil !

Thaís said...

OMG! I'm SO, SO Happy! I'm so glad that you like the picture!

When I saw the picture here It was like a beautiful Christmas gift! It was like a beautiful dream.

Thanks!

Happy Christmas!!!

I hope you feel better soon!



P.S.: My friends(Bia, Lena and Jéssica) are so happy too. They're our friendship necklaces... I really want that everyone has a Immortal friendship like ours.

Blanca said...

Hey, Noël! I loved the picture! Hmm, are u ready to order your christmas present? kidding. I know you want happinness, love and money. And sex (sorry, but I know you want!). So... *im gfiving you happinness, love, money and sex*. Ok, no sex.

kisses!

¡Feliz Navidad y un feliz año nuevo!

Alyson Noel said...

Shelli- My fingers are crossed for you!! :)

CallmeJordan- WIshing you all the luck in the world! :)

Border Jumpers: Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Amber & Alyson- Do NOT make me cry again! :) You guys are the best!

Onesoccernine- I love anything that makes a day brighter! :)

Beatriz- Thais- and friends --thank YOU for being so sweet!!! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! :)

Amy J - Book Addict said...

Poor Alyson! Go get a snuggie in leopard print and curl up on the couch with a warm fire going!

I hope you feel better and have a wonderful Christmas!

Amy J

onesoccernine said...

Alson,
i was just wondring if you listened to that song, and if you liked it? Personaly the music video is the most changing.

Anmary said...

Feel better and happy holidays.....

Alyson Noel said...

Blanca- All I want is world peace--I swear!

Amy- That is a wonderful idea! Hope your holiday is fabulous!

Onesoccernine- Yep! Saw it! Really uplifting--thanks for telling me about it! :)

Anmary- Thanks! Happy Holidays to you too!

Victoria said...

I sure hope you feel better soon. Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Little_Dhampir91 said...

It has been an awesome year watching you as an author, and bringing out one of the hottest book series that's out there!

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Best Wishes to you and your family!

<3 Erin

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks, Victoria!! :)

Hi Little_Dhampir91- Thanks so much! Happiest Holidays to you and yours! :)

» αℓεxα ☆ said...

Merry Christmas. I figured since I probably couldn't come on tomorrow, I've decided to wish you it today. Hope you have the best for the rest of the year as well as next year. :D Go Ever!! Go Damen!!

Alyson Noel said...

Merry Christmas Alexa!! Hope yours is fabulous! :)

Susanne said...

Hi :D
I just wanted to say that I've been watching your blog for a while now,and it is so amazing.
I have never commented on it before now though.
But I totally love it, and I love your books, and I can't wait until we get to see the cover on dark flame!

Happy Holidays from Norway.
xoxo Susanne

tnicole1976 said...

ew, sorry about all your jaw trouble. did you have an underbite and had to get it fixed? i have to eventually get the bone removal and braces and all that because of my underbite. except i get to have my jaw wired shut. a lot of people will enjoy that, lol!

well, i hope you feel better soon and have a good holiday. i hope it isn't too cold where you are!

Gracie said...

i love that necklace its so cute!! i hope u feel better soon or at least arent in pain for the holidays!!!

Blanca said...

World peace? Hm, that's good too! lol

One more time, merry christmas.

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Susanne! Thanks for stopping by all the way from Norway!! Always wanted to go there--hopefully someday! :)

tnicole1976- I have an open bite, which means my top front teeth don't touch my bottom front teeth. And yeah, it really hurts to talk, so my husband is getting a nice little break! :) I wish you all the best with your underbite--the end result will be worth it!!

Thanks, Gracie!! Hope your holiday is happy! :)

Blanca- You too!! :)

The Immortals said...

Please visit our site and our twitter.
We are your fans in Brazil, say a Hi to everyone.

Our site: http://theimmortalsbrasil.webs.com/
Our Twitter: http://twitter.com/immortalsbrasil

Thank you and happy holidays Alyson!

Alyson Noel said...

Wow!! Hi Immortals!! I just took a visit to the site and I can't thank you enough!! That is soooo cool!
:) Thanks!!

Wendy Toliver said...

What a great 2009 and I have a feeling 2010 will only be better! Best wishes, Alyson!

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks Wendy--right back at ya!
:)

onesoccernine said...

can u tell us what all the clairs mean that are in showdowland on pg108?

Tina said...

Hi, I've just discovered your blog and your books! I'm off to the book shop in the next couple of days to purchase! I've subscribed and I look forward to reading about your adventures in publishing. My own first novel (supernatural fiction) is being considered by an agent at the moment, so fingers crossed!

beatriz albarez said...

Hi Alyson !
I'm here again, haha
Today I want to show you a text that I did thinking in Summerland.
http://theuniverseconspires.blogspot.com/2009/12/summerland.html

I hope you like it (:
have a good new year ♥

Brooklynz_Angel said...

That friendship pendant was soo beautiful.. i want to find some really nice ones myslef... i hope my comment helps with the donation! Tty soon ms. Noel =)

Alyson Noel said...

Onesoccernine- Aw, dang--I'm not at home and I don't have a copy of Shadowland with me . . . :(

Tina- That is AWESOME--my fingers are crossed for you!! :)

Beatriz- I LOVE it!! Thank you so much for sharing it with me! :)

BrooklynzAngel- I know--aren't they cool!! :)

Jordyn said...

Oh, I hope you get to feeling better soon!
I'm a huge fan of your books, especially the Immortals series, and I also like to do photomanipulations in my spare time, so I decided to do a small tribute to one of my favorite authors. ^^
click for my depiction of summerland.

Anonymous said...

I was really looking forward to Shadowland after Blue moon was such a let down. I was hoping that Ever and Damen could finally be together. But we are left in the same place as the first book. They are unable to truly be a couple. There is no closure, nothing new about this book. It makes me not want to read the next one, because it will probably end the exact same way. It was a giant let down at the end to know they still had to search for an antidote, and why would she trust that Roman would give her the real thing?

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Jordyn-- OMG--that is sooo beautiful!! Do you mind if I post that here on my blog? I love to share reader art!

Thanks so very much!

:)

Alyson

Alyson Noel said...

Dear Anonymous-

Well, you are certainly entitled to your opinion and while I'm sorry you feel that way, I'm not going to try to change your mind.

But I will say that a lot of extremely important information was revealed in Shadowland--among them being the discovery of the Shadowland and what becomes of an immortal's soul is actually a very big deal and will be very important in future books. As well as the discovery of Jude--that he & Ever have a past that goes way back--one that Damen knew about but didn't share with Ever--it's kind of a big deal . . .

To me, finding an antidote is only a part of the big journey that the two soul mates are on--but it's not the journey itself--not by a long shot. . .

Thanks for stopping by--and I wish you all the best!

Alyson

Anonymous said...

Keep working ,great job!

Tina said...

Hi, Alyson. News from a stranger! You replied to my comment so nicely that I wanted to tell you. The first agent I queried said no yesterday. I sent it straight back out so onward and upward!

And! I bought Evermore today! So looking forward to it!

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Tina- Congratulations--that rejection means you are well on your way since they're definitely part of the writing process (even though they kinda suck!)!!! We all get them though-I know I certainly racked up my share--so just keep forging ahead toward your dream--I wish you all the best!
:)

Tina said...

On chapter fourteen..loving it! Won't say anything more til I finish, but just had to say that little bit..

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks, Tina!
:)

Bianca Campos said...

Hi! My name is Bianca and I'm from Brazil!
I thank you for this amazing history that you created !! I'm in love with 'Evermore' and I am looking forward to 'Blue Moon' in Brazil !!
I love the mystic part in history.I and my mother always search about these things!!
Happy New Year to you and your family !!! =)

p.s.: do you know today(31/12) we will have a 'Blue Moon' eclipse ? =D good energies !!
p.s.2:sorry for my english !

Blanca said...

Happy new year! World peace! =]

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Bianca- Aw, Brazil--I would love to visit someday! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by--Happy New Year to you and your family and all the best in 2010!

PS- So cool about the Blue Moon!!

:)