Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cool Beans

If you have a manuscript that you're querying or ready to query, you should check out Krista's post on her agent critiqued contest. But don't delay. The contest opens on Monday, and she's only taking the first twenty entries.

Good luck!

Cool Beans Pictures, Images and Photos

And if you're wondering what "cool beans" have to do with anything, the phrase is a mutation of "course bien," which means "good run" in French. I have three older sisters, and one of them says it whenever she thinks something is really cool.    


  1. I never realized that's where "cool beans" came from.



  2. This contest will be cool beans and a good run. Wish my MS was ready to enter, but it's not quite there yet.

  3. Is that where it comes from? I picked it up from some senior when I was a freshman, then we transliterated it into Spanish: frijoles frescos.

  4. The first time I heard "cool beans" was from my best friend in college. I've recently heard others saying it, and I always think of her. Thanks for the explanation. Also, thanks for the follow! :)

  5. I thought so, Sue. :o)

    Barbara, I think it's going to be a monthly contest (which is good because mine isn't ready, either). :o)

    Adam, I like the Spanish version. :o)

    You're welcome, Dawn. Thanks for YOUR follow. :o)

  6. I had no idea where cool beans came from--thanks for sharing :) And hooray for French!

    Your weekly exchange for revisions sounds like a fun way to keep yourself motivated. And painting is going well; I'm down to one partially finished piece :) And how funny about the word verification with the baby bird. I hope it keeps doing well!

    P.S.: I've been trying to leave a comment on this post for two days, but Blogger would have none of it and kept insisting I log in over and over. Oh, internet . . .

  7. I'm sorry, Sarah. Blogger does that to me all the time. I think it has to do with cookies, but I'm not a computer expert.

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