4 Apr 2018

Snow White Party

Something amazing happened this weekend, something I had given up on.


 I won 'The Five Poison Apples' contest!

 I am having the hardest time writing this post! I don't really know how to explain all the things I am feeling. I'm overwhelmed, I've been flooded with comments and congratulations! It all feels like a beautiful dream, that I'm going to wake up from. I'm hesitant to accept that my story made it! My friend Maddie's did too! I am so proud of her!




I have been trying to sort through all of my emotions. I wanted to write something to help the people who didn't make it. Because I've been there, believe me I've been there. Not just losing, but the rejection, the questioning. The constant thoughts that I'm not good enough and I should stop trying.  I've been writing for twelve years and it hasn't been an easy road.

Keep going, don't let anything stop you! Take everything in stride, critiques, rejection, and mistakes those things will shape you and help you grow. They will only make you stronger, don't let them break you. Put on the 'The Greatest Showman' Soundtrack and go conquer the world!

I promised to share my party pictures, so enjoy!





 I kept telling my parents that this was a pity party, because I figured we wouldn't win, so this was supposed to soften the blow. I had lost the previous contests and this was Elizabeth's first contest. I was hoping for an honorable mention.

Me crying when I found out I won... I'm not usually that emotional. Elizabeth gave me some beautiful fan art, her and her sister Isabelle did. I adore it!





I'm so happy Elizabeth was there, it made everything that much more exciting and fun.  She didn't win, but she was super happy for me, I don't know if I would had been able to do that if I was in her place.
 I'm so proud of her for entering and pouring her all into her story. It's fantastic. 



We laughed, cried, and talked for hours




It was a magical night! Thank you to all my amazing readers and friends! You guys believed in my story and kept me going. It means the world to me!

54 comments:

  1. I'm so happy for you, Skye! When Lila told me you had won, I was freaking out! I know the snippet you shared was amazing!
    Congrats again! <3 <3

    ~Ivie

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    1. Thanks Ivie!!! I'm still kinda freaking out! :D
      *hiding face* Thanks again!!
      <333

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  2. SKYEEEEE!!!!! Oh my goodness this is amazing. <3 Congrats girl.

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  3. I am beyond happy for you, and these pictures are glorious.

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  4. I cannot even begin to tell you how excited for you I am!!! When I saw that you were a finalist, I started squealing and ran into the kitchen to tell my parents. I think they thought I'd gone off the deep end as I was just /leaping/ around shrieking, "SKYE IS A FINALIST!"

    And then they started announcing the winners and when they said your first line....I was trying SO HARD not to scream and wake up my little sisters in the next room over. BECAUSE OH MY GOODNESS. My friends watching with me --Lila and Savannah--and I just started text screaming at that point. SO EXCITING!

    I'm so happy, in case you can't tell. Congratulations, Skye. <3 You're AMAZING.

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    1. Omigoodness Faith!!!! You've been so supportive... I don't even know what to say!! *HUGS*
      I appreciate it so much, I know you entered too! So the fact that you cheered me on regardless means that much more to me!! <33333

      :D I have to admit, I did scream, then I kinda just sat there in a daze. XD You guys are the best!!!

      ;) Thank you for everything! You're amazing Faith, and I hope you do something with your entry, because I want to read it! <3

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  5. I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU. GAAAHH!!! <3 I love this post so much. I knew your writing was awesome! I can't wait to read the final story. Keep being amazing! ^_^ *HUGS*

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    1. Thanks Deb!!!! <3 Aww thanks! I'm still pretty insecure about it. I'll try XD
      *HUGS*

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  6. SKYE!!!!!!!! *tackle hugs*

    When I saw your name on that Five Poisoned Apples cover, I screamed. Literally. I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! *sends you lots of hugs* Your snippets were so good, I'm so glad you won!!

    Alll the pretty pictures!! I love them all!!

    Congratulations again Skye!!!

    Catherine
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    1. Catherine!!! *hugs*

      Thanks, I didn't think anyone would care. So hearing stuff like that is making me emotional. THANK YOU!!!! <3333

      Eeep!

      <3

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  7. ANOTHER BIG CONGRATS TO YOU, SKYE!!

    A MILLION, BAJILLION CONGRATS, IN FACT!!!

    It's sooooo cool - so so so so so awesome!! - that you won, and your party looks so aesthetic. <3 As Faith said above, she and I were text-screaming like crazy when we saw that you won! I cannot WAIT to read Falling Snow!!!

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    1. THANKS LILA!!!

      A MILLION DREAMS! XD

      It's so crazy, I never thought I would win! I live for aesthetics, Thank you!<3 You guys are awesome *HUGS* I hope you like it!

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  8. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so proud of you! It's so awesome that you won and that you had a friend there to celebrate the moment with you! That's so amazing! #canteven

    And yes to all of your words! It's hard work, but we can do it!!

    Your party pictures were awesome! It looks like it was beautiful!

    Congrats again!

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    1. Thank you Sarah!!!!!! It was so nice to have her! Sums up my emotions perfectly, I can't XD

      :) I was hoping they would help someone! Yes!

      Thank you so much!

      <3

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  9. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!! I can't wait to get the book and read your story!!!!!!
    Also I finished your collage so if I could get your email to send it to you, that would be great!!!

    Lilah

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    1. Thank you Lilah!!!!! That means a lot to me, Thanks!!!! I hope you enjoy it!!!
      Oh, awesome it's skyehoffert@hotmail.com
      Thanks for doing it!

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I saw your name on the list and was like !!!! Your story sounds so cool, and I can't wait to read it :)

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    1. Thank you!! :D
      I'm glad you think so! :)

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  11. CONGRATS SKYE! I know you don't know me well... but I've been reading your blog for a while (but never officially followed???) I was really hoping someone I knew would win, and you did!! Eeep!

    (I didn't realize I knew you at first, and then I saw your blog and was like NO WAY!!!) So, anyway, congrats and I'm looking forward to reading your story in the collection! (Because I definitely want to read it.)

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    1. Thanks! Nice to meet you then! Thanks for following! :D

      That's cool! Thank you! I really hope you like it!

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS, I CAN'T WAIT TO READ YOUR STORY AND I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!! <333 <333

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    1. Thanks Gray! I just hope it lives up to everyone's expectations! <333

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  13. THIS POST IS GONNA MAKE ME CRY ALL OVER AGAIN!!!!! Ever since the announcements I've just been GIDDY. Because MY SKYE WON. YOU WONNNN!!!!!!!!!! And the judge's reaction to it is SO ACCURATE. That's precisely how I feel about this story as well. Just SLKDJFLKSJDLFKJ:LSDJ:LFKJ:LKJSDF. THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPYYYY!!!!!! The whole world now gets to read your delightful story. AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! :D :D :D

    Your party is so gorgeous. How precious you got to celebrate your win with a friend! I adore the pics. YOU ARE THE CUTEST.

    AGH. SKYE. I SERIOUSLY DO NOT HAVE WORDS TO EXPRESS HOW PROUD/HAPPY/THRILLED I AM FOR YOU. But you have SO earned this. Your writing throws me straight into the story until I completely forget I'm even reading, your characters give me LIFE, your settings awaken all the senses, just YOU ARE SO TALENTED.

    CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *throws all the confetti and glitter*

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    1. AWW CHRISTINE!!I can't thank you enough!!!! You were there for me through this whole thing. You helped me through the tough times. I've been giddy too, it's crazy right! I was so surprised! She is so nice, I'm so flattered that she liked it! :D It makes me happy too!!! I can't believe people will be able to read it, it's .... asgdjhsgdjhbj!

      Thank you, I was so glad she was there. He he, Thanks!

      Your comments always make me cry, but the good kind of tears! Thank you, I have been struggling with that a lot lately, I don't feel like I deserve it. You have no idea how happy that makes me! I tried so hard to make it immersive, so THANK YOU!!! Eeep! I don't think I agree with that, but that means a lot. Thanks! :D

      <3333 *HUGS*

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  14. *squeals, and tackle hugs you* Oh my word, congrats!!!! This is so exciting! I'm so proud of you! <33333

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    1. *dancing hug* Thanks Melissa! It is, it's been crazy. :D
      <333

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  15. I STILL HAVEN'T STOPPED BEING OVER-THE-MOON EXCITED THAT YOU WON, SKYE. I almost screamed (and I actually would have if my sisters hadn't been sleeping!) when I saw Anne Elisabeth post the first line of Falling Snow during the party - massive, MASSIVE CONGRATS again, girl! I can't wait to read your fantabulous story <3 <3 <3.

    ~ Savannah | Scattered Scribblings

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    1. THANKS SAVANNAH!!! Over the moon, that makes me think of your moon character in your story! ;)
      I did, and then I felt really insecure my whole family heard me. They just joined in. I read the word mesmerizing and knew, it was crazy! Thank you so much!
      I hope you enjoy it! <33

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  16. aww thanks Skye! You DESERVED to get somewhere with this story (and you did!!!!!!!!) it really is absolutely AMAZING even though you doubt yourself. Also we're still really excited over here that you won!!! (It's mostly me doing the screaming still but you know haha) I know we kept saying it a million times but I can't believe the contest itself is over!

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    1. :D Thanks I needed to hear that! You're the sweetest! Same here, I'm sure the excitement will wear off, but I'm enjoying it. He he, I can picture that. I know, we kept repeating ourselves it as hilarious.
      Me either.

      <33

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  17. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! YOU'VE WORKED SO HARD FOR THIS!!!!! WOW WAY TO GO!!!!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO READ ITTTTT!!!!!!

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    1. I was just going to email you! THANK YOU!! You were so supportive, thanks for reading some of it.
      :D I hope you like the finished product!

      <3333

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  18. AYYYY!!!! I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! I knew this story was good!! Oh my goodness, this is so awesome! Yes! <3

    Also, fanart is on point. So good!

    I'm so proud of you and your story <3


    Alexa
    thessalexa.blogspot.com
    verbosityreviews.com

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    1. THANKS ALEXA!!! THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! You helped me so much! Glad you think so! :D

      Isn't it, they captured it perfectly!

      Thank you! <33

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  19. Hey Skye!! This is Alli from Allison's Well!

    I am SO, SO EXCITED FOR YOU AND ALL THE WINNERS OF ROOGLEWOOD. *SCREAMS* I nearly didn't survive the excitement of party night! :D

    Congratulations, Skye!!! I'm so excited to hear of this open door and victory for you!! These pictures are so much fun - and that food, my goodness me, is making me hungry!! :D

    I cannot wait to be reading your story sometime this December!!! *throws confetti*

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    1. Hey Alli!

      THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I feel like I haven't stopped screaming. Me either! XD

      :D It's been a lot! Thank you! It was really good!

      I hope you like it!!

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  20. CONGRATULATIONS SKYE!!!!! I cannot WAIT to read your story! =) It looks like you had a wonderful party, and a magical night! =) Also, the fan art looks beautiful!

    Micaiah @ Notebooks and Novels

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    1. Thanks Micaiah! I hope it meets your expectations! We did, it was really magical! :D
      Isn't it!

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  21. I THOUGHT I HAD COMMENTED HERE. Apparently it was another one of those "I commented in my head but forgot to actually do it" things! XD

    BUT SKYYYYYYYEEEE. I was so, so thrilled when I saw your first line posted and knew you had won!!!! Your determination to keep going has paid off, and I'm excited to see where God's going to take you! *hugs* Also be warned that I will scream so loud the day I get to hold this book in my hands that you will probably hear me across the continent. XD

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    1. XD I do that all the time! He he, glad I'm not the only one who does that!

      THANKS TRACEY! I was ecstatic when I saw your name, and I was totally convinced you would win. Thank you for saying that, it means so much to me. I think he has some big plans for you too! I'm praying that Realm Makers has some good things in store for you *HUGS*

      I appreciate your support so much, you've been with me on this journey for a long time! So it's neat, to celebrate this win with you! XD I will probably be screaming just as loud!
      <3

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  22. I'm still so excited remembering seeing your name as a winner!!! Congrats ten times a hundred and more!

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  23. I'm a bit late, because I didn't find out about the Rooglewood winners until the other day, but CONGRATULATIONS!! I remember you sharing about your story ages ago and how cool it sounded, I'm so glad you won :D

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    1. It's never too late, THANK YOU! Really, that's awesome that you remember it.
      :D Thanks!

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  24. AHHH SKYE!! I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! *FLAILS FOREVER* This is amazing and well deserved and so so much congrats for going to be published!!

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    1. THANKS CAIT! EEEP!!! I've been flailing for days :D
      Omigoodness, thanks for that!! <3

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  25. ASDFHLAKSDJFHALSDKJFH SKYYYYYE AHHHH!!! THIS IS SO AMAZING I'M SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! *hurls confetti* Man. I am super late to this party but AGJKSDLHFAKSD. I'm so excited and happy for you. You definitely deserved it! <3 (circus aesthetics are MY FAV)

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    1. THANKS HANNAH!!!! *hugs*
      That means a lot, thanks!!! I hope so <3
      Me too!
      :D

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  26. Congratulations! *throws confetti *

    storitorigrace.blogspot.com

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