Monday, November 15, 2010

My letter to JK Rowling

For those who stopped by for revisions week I apologize... something much bigger has come into our lives and I believe it must be shared.

HARRY POTTER.

Release Week. Midnight Showing. Yes folks, it's EPIC. All those obsessed with the tale, the novels, the movies, and the fab JK Rowling, we all UNITE in the week of Harry Potter.

A team of us have banned together this week to give you Harry Potter (yes, this addiction must be fed) so here are the other fabulous participants:

Lisa Galek
Renae Mercado
Colene Murphy
Melissa Widden
Laurel Garver

Do stop in to see the magic they're stirring up!

Also I just found an awesome blogfest happening with all things Hary Potter over at In Time (Michael's blog) do check it out! See why revisions can wait?

Let's get started. This is my letter to JK Rowling.

Dear Jo, (cuz that's your name)

How lucky are you too be so uber popular. People in the real world think that YOU being REJECTED twelve times is an OUTRAGE. Well we know in the writer's world, that's quite amazing (lucky). Still I bet your laughing at the thought that all those losers passed you up and are probably regretting it (just kidding, I know, you're humble, or not).

I'm guessing your a witch (feel free to write me back if I'm incorrect), and you've had quite the numbers game.

13 being the lucky publishing number (ahem, most people consider 13 an unlucky number, but you're a witch so it's cool)

7 years until you met the love of your life, along with 7 novels, and 7 horcruxes to be found.

Did you really think we wouldn't notice these numbers? I mean, did you honestly think you wouldn't get caught. We know your abilities go deeper than just writing Harry Potter (I'm keeping my eye on you).

Regardless, I want to thank you for your EPIC idea and your EPIC attitude. One day we'll meet. Accio JK Rowling! *looks around* (crap, where is she?), AHEM, ACCIO JK ROWLING! *blinks* (stupid wand).

I'm sure you're hiding under the invisibility cloak, don't worry, I get it, you think I'm crazy... trust me I'm not. *scans room* *grabs thin air* (this could take awhile).

Witch at heart (swear I'm not a stalker),
Jen

PS - Could you send me a wand that works? Oh and your interview with Oprah rocked my world (though I still believe Oprah was rude talking over you, we wanted to hear you, not her).

Author Note: Oprah's feelings were not hurt during the making of this letter.

Extras: This video was an attempt to look like I was stalking JK Rowling. I obvs need work on my skillz, but I figured rather than choosing a photo I thought I'd just show you this ridiculous video. (even though I don't like you tube for discriminating against work computers! Sorry Matthew!)

NOTE: Speakers should be lowered. I laugh loud. Though I hear it's contagious (please be nice, I have feelings).

71 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

I was just about to ask if you saw the interview with Oprah. That is one amazing post,sweetie
Btw: Its Monday and not just any Monday. Its a special day for you,sweetie...I think you should check out my morning post!
ahhahaha
Good morning,sweetie pie

Renae said...

I've said it once, but it needs to be repeated...Loved this! Well done! And the video was great! Even better than on my little Ipod screen!

See ya tomorrow!!!

Jess said...

That letter totally made my morning (12 rejections? HA! I laugh in the face of 12 measly rejections).

Matthew Rush said...

LOL, great post. You should add this to the links over at Nathan Bransford's blog. Last Friday he had a sort of blogfest for all blogs posting about Harry or Rowling.

Susan Fields said...

Fun video! I'm going to have to try making one of those. Someday...

Great letter to J.K. - next time maybe that wand will work!

aspiring_x said...

HAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!
i love the accio jk part!!!
and your laugh is super cute!
laugh your heart out!
:)
Happy Harry Week!

Vicki Rocho said...

So funny. If you find a working wand, I hope you'll let me in on the secret supplier! I could totally use a wand

The Golden Eagle said...

Love this post!

salarsenッ said...

Jen, that letter was awesome. Makes me want to write one. Just keep plugging away and smiling the entire time, right?? I read a short bio about J.K. last fall. Her story to 'becoming' is amazing. Can't wait for the film!!

Christine Fonseca said...

AHH!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! Just sayin'. And I am so dang excited for this week....

Laura Marcella said...

You're too adorable! I don't think JK would care if you were (are) stalking her!

Joanna St. James said...

lolz this was so funny good luck with your "Jo"

Summer said...

:) I'm not a fanatic, but I do enjoy the series, and we'll be going to see the movie Saturday afternoon.

I never saw the Oprah interview, but I don't like Oprah, so I probably wouldn't have liked it...(world, please don't stone me for admitting that. Thanks.)

If you figure that Accio spell out, let's talk about accio-ing me some benjamins, k?

Lisa said...

Accio J.K. Rowling - nice :)

I totally agree about the Oprah interview. I kind of thought it was weird in the end when they started talking about what it feels like to be super rich and famous (I could not relate), and Oprah did kind of make it about her a little.

I think she found an agent right away, too - double lucky!

Lynn said...

The video is funny! Love the glasses, and your director was quite direct! I didn't know about the number 7 in Rowling's life. Cool that you did!

Talei said...

Looking forward to HP!! I did catch a few pics of the actors looking fab at their London premier last week. When did they all grow up? ;)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Loved your video. Can't wait for the movie. Who will take up the gauntlet for Harry after the movies?

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

You, my lady, are too cute and funny for anyone's safety ;) Loved the letter and giggled with the video (laugh is contagious so it should be just considered fact instead of theory now).
I have SO much catching up to do but I hope to get things under my belt this week and send emails letting you know what all has been keeping me away for so long and I've MISSED you!!!
Again...totally rocked the letter. Loved, loved it.
AND congrats on all this writing and revisions and Nano stuff. You're a-ma-ziiiing

The Blogger Formerly Known As said...

I would imagine, if what you say is correct (which I don’t doubt for a minute), that the 12 publishers who rejected her work, have probably been turned into frogs by now.
The enigmatic, masked blogger

Anne said...

Hahah I LOVE your video. Didn't you just want to push Oprah out of the room during that interview!? It drove me crazy.

Melissa Sarno said...

haha! You look stalker-ish! Definitely! ;-) I'm so excited for the movie on Saturday!

LTM said...

you're so crazy! LOL at Stalker Jen and trying to make her appear w/your wand. *snort* can't wait for the movie either~

Laurel said...

Love, love, love HP week as a bloggy idea. Can I join the list? Pleeeese? I will dig up all the best of cool happenings in HP fandom! Today's post is Wizard Rock!

Abby Minard said...

Love that letter- so cute! Yay for all things HP this week! You girls rock!

Angela Felsted said...

Ha, ha, this is hilarious! My favorite part: "Oprah's feelings weren't hurt over the making of this letter."

j.leigh.bailey said...

Just a little note: my mother worked for an publisher who was one of those 12 people to reject Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Of course, he's kicking himself now, but he tries to excuse it by talking about budgets and acquistion limits, blah blah... :D

Meredith said...

Haha, I wish saying Accio J.K. Rowling would work! She needs to become my life advisor. And that video is just too cute :) Your laugh is definitely contagious!

Madeleine said...

Gosh 12 rejections I didn't know the exact number. Hubby and I were discussing it this very w/e. Love the video, too. I didn't see the Oprah interview, maybe it'll come by the UK soon? :O)

Teenage Bride said...

Jen you are by far oine of the funniest people on the face of the earth! I love you, you crack me up!!!
So I am going to be driving to NY when the movie comes out... I am super SAD

Laurel said...

THANK YOU for adding me to the blog hop list! My last name is Garver. :-)

Hope everyone has fun learning about all the cool goings on in HP fandom. It's an amazing world!

gideon 86 said...

Hi Jen,

FUN video and great letter!

Thanks so much for the announcement of my blogfest. I am really looking forward to big turnout, hopefully with your help and the other HP addicts it will be totally awesome!

I am looking forward to see if you can get all ten questions today ... they are tricky!

Just three more days!!!

Michael

Sondrae Bennett said...

fantastic post! I'm going to a midnight showing myself and I can't wait!

P.S. that letter is hillarious. Please tell me you actually sent it.

Laura Pauling said...

Great letter. And yes, I thought Oprah talked way too much about herself during the interview. We wanted as much as JO as we could get! Even so, it was an awesome interview. I see dementors in a much deeper way now.

Heather said...

LOL! Awesome letter. I'm a huge Harry fan as well. It brought fantasy back into the light where it belongs! I will be forever greatful to Ms. Rowling for that.

Rose Cooper said...

OMG how cute are you?! I love the video, I was cracking up! You are so stalker-ish, btw!

Your letter to JK Rowling was hilarious. I dare you to really send it. Oh, did just say that? Yes, I think I did. I DARED you! You know what that means! :)

Suzie F. said...

Love your letter to Jo! She has inspired me so much and I hope to meet her one day.

Yesterday I blogged about having 'Potter Fever' if you'd like to check it out.

I can't wait for Deathly Hallows!!

p.s. Have you seen Emma's super short haircut? Love it!

KarenG said...

So really, Jen, you could write a book that is your letters to celebrities and I know a press who would very likely take it on.

Bekah said...

Too funny! And her interview was great. I actually liked that she asked Oprah questions.

Emy Shin said...

This letter and the video? Are pure awesomeness.

Kelly said...

I'm going to troll Youtube and see if I can find the Oprah interview! I missed it!
And you have a great laugh, Jen!

Jai Joshi said...

I'm a devoted fan too! Oh, I can't wait!

Very funny letter, Jen. Jo is the best!

Jai

Elana Johnson said...

Great letter! Can you imagine what it would be like to sit down and have lunch with J.K. Rowling? That would be AWESOME.

GeeBee said...

Hilarious post! I practically hyperventilate every time I realize that HP numero 7 (part 1) is released.. this week!! Ahhh!

Your letter to Jo was great!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Yay, loved the letter to J.K.Rowling. It's hard to believe now that she faced rejection as well, but stuck with it. :)

As for TDH, I booked my ticket today. Remember, don't hog all the popcorn. hee hee

Colene Murphy said...

When JK Rowling reads your letter and you two become BFF's can you please introduce me? Cause...I would die of joy.
Love your post! You are insanely funny. So glad we all teamed up this is fun!!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

So fun to see you in 3-D! I already have our Harry Potter tickets for Friday night -- me and the kids are counting down the minutes!

Lynda Young said...

lol, I love the letter. It made me laugh out loud. Thanks for the giggle :)

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Please let us know if the accio spell worked and you find her hiding place. Darn that invisibility cloak! Diabolical!

Great post!

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Kristin Rae said...

Hilarious :)

Jessica said...

Oooh, I want a wand too!

Nicole Zoltack said...

I want a wand! Even if it doesn't always work or cast the opposite spell instead. Seriously, wouldn't it be awesome to wave a wand, say a few words, and poof! have whatever you need?

Scratch that. I want a time turner instead. Can you imagine how prolific you could be with one?!?

Jemi Fraser said...

Your laugh IS contagious! I laughed right along with you! :)

Love Harry Potter!!!

ciaraknight said...

Hilarious. Love the letter and the video. I'm a major J.K. Rowling fan! Thanks for sharing this.

N. R. Williams said...

LOL Jen...love Harry Potter and wouldn't we all love to have JK's success.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Melissa said...

Oh Jen. I know you know I think this (wrap your mouth around that) but this was hilarious. I absolutely LOVED it. You crack me up girly.

The wand not working... I feel your pain, I swish my wand around constantly and it never seems to do what it's told. Sigh. What a jerk. JK needs to send my PROPER wand in the mail, pronto.

LOVE THE VIDEO!

Donea Lee said...

Jen! You are too adorable - :) Loved the video. I might have added a black trench coat and a really cool hat...hmm. Yeah, that JK- she pretty much rocks. (Doesn't Oprah talk over everyone?) Fun post! Happy Monday!

Len said...

Oh my God! So awesome and hilarious!!!! I love the letter...and the video!!! I love the PS about Oprah, too! Hahaha! I enjoyed this so much Jen!!!! I'm your Number One Fan! :)))

Jennie Bailey said...

What a GREAT idea!! You're always coming up with the clever ideas. That's why we love you so! Nice stalking attempt. I love your husband directing you at how to look stalkerish!

Shannon said...

Your husband is adorable! I love that he's involved with your blogging. Makes it more fun, doesn't it? =)

Ellinor Forje said...

Very interesting post. Thanks for sharing and visit me too when you have time.

Cheers.

Jenny said...

LOVE that letter to J.K. Rowling. That video also made me laugh, with you not at you :) I love Harry Potter and she sure knows how to come up with a great idea for a book. Love your blog!

http://jennythegoldengirl.blogspot.com/

beth said...

Umm...wow, Jen, just wow. I would tell you that sometimes after reading your post I dont know what to say, but usually after reading your posts I don't know what to say! Good luck w/ the whole invisibility cloak thing! ;)

Morgan Lee said...

So hilarious! You are so funny girl! Great post!

Sara B. Larson said...

Ha ha! I love ALL of it! I adore Jo and her books and am secretly her bestie. So, yeah. Now I just need to tell HER that... ;)

Amy Holder said...

LMAO!!! I love this (and Harry Potter & JK)! You are too funny! :)

melissa said...

I always wonder about the people who rejected this story. They really MUST be kicking themselves.

I agree that all things writing and revising should be put aside to revel in the books and movies and of course, the woman that created it all.

Happy HP week!

Julie Hedlund said...

Hilarious! I so hope she writes back. Also wanted to let you know I'm giving away the box set of 6 (so far) Harry Potter movies for my blogiversary this week. It's here if you're interested:

http://wp.me/pIkHt-VI

Theresa Milstein said...

All those sevens, yet eight movies. Curious.

The Words Crafter said...

I love your laugh!

Sarahbotbonkers said...

Amazing post! And totally hilarious. I really love your ideas and humor. Keep blogging!

-Your new fan, Sarah @ Smitten over Books