Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thursday Turnout: IndieReCon and More!

Hello readers!

I hope there are some new readers, if yes, thank you! With today having been the last day of IndieReCon, I'm sad. Yet I'm glad it was my first online conference, no make that my first conference ever to go to. I really enjoyed it and I learned a lot these past three days.

I'm more of a person that gets in touch with my emotions. On day one I was really excited about everything minus me worried about money (which didn't come until the end of the day). I thought maybe I can have a sponsor. Putting my question out there I got responses and heard of crowd funding (after this I'm going to check this out with my mom).

At our second chat at the end of day two we talked about marketing. (If you read the posts, you'll know more about what I'm saying next). I haven't been on wattpad since I first made it when heather was in a contest for her first book. In the beginning of this year I got off the tumblr and instagram bandwagons. Yet after #indierecon I'm thinking of going back on. If I do, I'm just glad I have a more set topic than before.

On day three one of the earlier on posts got me overwhelmed. I tried not to worry. I just told myself really do need to take this one step at a time and have a team. (and did some art to calm myself down). The rest of the conference was just as exciting as day one and two.

I can't wait to put what I learned into action. I hope you wish me luck because I wish you luck!

Other than that, I need more luck my way. I'm trying my first Internet free day tomorrow!

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Indie Kissing Blogfest

Hello readers,

As a Muslim girl
I'm not allowed to have a relationship
with the opposite gender
so on that note, we are not allowed to touch
definitely not kiss

But as a girl
you can help to dream what ifs

What if I waited in the hall
for him before class, would we have kissed?
what if after telling purple is my favorite color
and he said he wore it for me
would we have kissed?

What if after he thanked me for helping explaining someone
instead of an air high five, we kissed?

What if after he brought me a box of tissues
and I froze after our hands touched,
with my head down I lifted it up and we kissed?

What if after he called my name
he caught up to me and we kissed?

I try to dismiss these what ifs
cuz the most special kiss is the one you hold
for a special someone
after so many years only for that person.

So what if you thought I missed out
I see myself as a pearl to be found.

P.S. Here's the linky to everyone participating:

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Book Review: The Secret of Spruce Knoll

Hello readers,

The first time I read it was for a contest on wattpad. Today I read for the first time since then. The prologue is new to me. I now know of Eren's parents' death, it was full of suspense; the same kind when I read Born Of Fire - the novella of Aiden's parents' death. I also did a mini-review recently.

The first few chapters were familiar. Passing those chapters the rest became new. Yet I still clung to every word.

I could relate to Eren being sensitive and nature loving. Like I said about Born of Fire, I think it's cool to feel and see not only your own but other people's energy. I like that she is an artist. I liked all the small things and big things. Family, jewelry, custody. Those are the only hints I'm giving. You need to read the book, too!

I didn't want the book to end, yet I know there are two more books in the series: Channeler's Choice and Rise of a Rector. Again, enjoy!

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

Friday, February 8, 2013

Not So Winners, Inspiration, and Self-Pubbed Books

Hello readers,

Sorry for posting so late today. I thought I could go somewhere with a contest. But apparently not.

So before I get upset let's get to my topics. Today on Kristy's blog is a Write. Be. Series and today is an inspiration. To me anything and everything is inspiration. I just had a chat with WritersRoad about inspiration. It was awesome! You should join if you haven't already.

Other than that, I'm participating in this month's TCWT blog chain.

The prompt: “Choose one self-published book to read, then briefly review it or talk about your experiences reading it."

I have read self-published books. It's not any different from traditionally published books. As of my little knowledge most self-published books are only in e-book format. And some come free because the authors like to test different genres. Or at least that's what I think. Correct me if I'm wrong.

The first self-published book I've read is 'Born of Fire' by Heather McCorkle. Another self-published book I read is 'Jars of Clay' by Lee Strauss. I've already done a review here on my blog.

So back to 'Born of Fire'. I re-read it because I love it that much. I'm not really into fantasy much, but I'm also a dreamer. I love color vibe thing going on. And in a small amount of time there was so much suspense. Having a baby and being in a car chase. That's all I'm saying, you should read it. I owe to Heather for writing such a good book.


February 5th – The Writing Junkie
February 6th – Miriam Joy Writes
February 7th – Musings From Neville's Navel
February 8th – the post you are already on.
February 9th – Sarah Hudson Scribbles
February 10th - Avon's Babbles
February 11th - Notebook Sisters
February 12th - Mirror Made of Words
February 13th - Lily's Blog
February 14th - Writer Bewildered
February 15th - Real Teen Reader
February 16th - Epistolary Girl
February 17th - Incessant Droning of A Bored Author
February 18th - Teens Can Write, Too! (We’ll announce the topic for next month’s chain)

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}