Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What's up Wednesday

Hello readers!

Let's kick it off! What I'm Reading

So much more than last week!
1. I read the third book in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.
2. I read the ARC of UNBREATHABLE by Hafsah!
3. I'm about to read the ARC of ULTRAVIOLET CATASTROPHE by Jamie Grey!

What I'm Writing

Even though there is still bits and pieces left for DECIDING HIJAB I'm putting it aside finally! I've worked on it for so long. And I finally got a new idea and so I'm working on a new WIP!

What Inspires Me Right Now

My new WIP. All the August Moon prompts.

What Else I've Been Up To

The release date has been revealed. A cover reveal is in place. So is a poetry blogfest and blog tour! You can check out the details in my previous post.

Thank you and love,

P.S. Do you know Casey Ho has a blogilates app?! I just got it! Also, I have a website! http://fidaislaih.wix.com/fislaih

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Where I Offically Announce It!

Hello readers,

After so many years of being told I need to publish my poetry. Even after publishing bits in magazines I keep hearing it. They want a collection. I try to research some publishers, but it didn't seem right. Soon self publishing sees the light. I do some research, go to my first online conference and gain the confidence I needed. But I didn't have the money. I hear about crowdfunding and tried it, but it failed.

I've created my own cover or two, it's minimal unlike other people's but I'm in love with it. I found people to help me with editing.

A to Z Poetry will be published September 19, 2013 - add it on Goodreads!

Also, I am wondering who is willing to help out with the cover reveal on the 4th? And the blog tour on the week of the 16th? Let me know by filling the sign up form.

Also sign up for the poetry blogfest on the week of the 9th! The fest will have challenges and I'll be picking my four favorites at the end of the week to have a special feature in the book (with your permission of course!)





Thank you and love,

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

What's Up Wednesday

Hello readers,

I'm finally doing another WUW!! And I have a surprise at the end (:

What I'm Reading

Unfortunately, nothing. But I may have an ARC of 'Ultraviolet Catastrophe' by Jamie Grey in my hands later today!

What I'm Writing

I'm revising a WIP. And getting back to my journal.

What Inspires Me Right Now

All these contests that are about to start and all the books that are being released.

What Else I've Been Up To

Remember how I tried a hand at crowdfunding and it failed? Well I have a back up plan, even though it's minimal.

Next week I will be revealing the release date for my poetry collection. I hope you are all excited because I am!! Also I will have an official call for those who want to help. Get ready and thank you!!

Love,

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Less Social Media, More Writing

I made myself a somewhat strict schedule to not going on social media that much. For once in a long while I started my day without going on social media but by writing. It felt very good!

After doing my morning routine is when I went on social media, which is two hours after I wake up. It feels great to feel the breezy weather! Instead of tweeting it feels good to actually be journaling again (: I did yoga and really did feel calm and into the movements like the past few other ones this month.

I'm a bit ahead of the schedule and it feels good to be at more I want to do this than I have to do this.

Read some blogposts for about fifteen mins, now I'm off to social media for fifteen mins, but stayed for ten mins extra. But during social media I shared my pitch to be critiqued and critiqued others. So ten mins late and I'm getting myself to write in my WIP.

After lunch I spent time on social media. And attempting to do some edits. Then some more writing. I kind of can say after noon my plan went downhill. But I'm happy with the experiment.

In a bit I'm off to be tossed into sibling world.

Love,

Friday, August 16, 2013

A to Z Bookish Survey

Hello readers, 

Jamie over at The Perpetual Page-Turner came up with this survey so go check out her post and participate too if you want!

Author you've read the most books from: Ann M. Martin

Best Sequel Ever: I don't know.

Currently Reading: Nothing. Unless my MS, DECIDING HIJAB counts.

Drink of Choice While Reading: Water. I'm outside Iced Coffee or Double Chocolate Frappe.

E-reader or Physical Book? Physical but occasional kindle.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School: I don't date.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance: Three Cups of Tea. 

Hidden Gem Book: Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye.

Important Moment in your Reading Life: When I could stay in the bookstore long enough to finish one book.

Just Finished: Last book I read was Love, Tink by Elle Strauss. 

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read: Anything too fantasy or romance-y.

Longest Book You've Read: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Major book hangover because of: Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa.

Number of Bookcases You Own: One small one, but I have books all over the house in other shelves.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times: Missing Since Monday by Ann M. Martin.

Preferred Place To Read: I love reading in bed or the couch.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you've read: I don't know.

Reading Regret: Wishing I had started earlier in my childhood instead of as a tween.

Series You Started And Need To Finish: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books: How can I come up with only three!!

Unapologetic Fangirl For: Amal in Does My Head Look Big In This? By Randa Abdel-Fattah. 

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others: Ultraviolet Catastrophe by Jamie Grey. 

Worst Bookish Habit: No sleep and I keep wanting to buy them even after I read them.

X Marks The Spot: (Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey.

Your latest book purchase: How I Lost You by Janet Gutler. 

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late): How I Lost You by Janet Gutler. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Types of Poetry

Hello Poetteers,


This is what it comes down to for the basics of poetry.

1. It can be long or short.
2. Some make have a rhyme while others don't. 
3. It may follow a poetic form or free verse.
4. It can be about romantic love or any feeling you have to being about an experience in your life or something about nature.

Stay inspired,
Fida 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Aug IWSG

Hello readers, 

Today I'm insecure. My crowdfunding was a fail. I'm glad I have a backup plan, I hope it works. 

Today I'm insecure. I have barely done any writing or editing for almost more than a month. 

But today I'm secure. I baked cookies. I finished a blessed month and hope the hype continues afterwords, so that I can stay good and blessed. 

Love, 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Day One: Elevator Pitch

Today marks day one of the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge; that means we are talking about my elevator pitch. If you want to know all about elevator pitches and how you should think about creating one of your own, then I highly recommend that you read the post Writing An Elevator Pitch for Your Blog on StoryDam.com. Now onto my brainstorming and attempt.

My Passion: Life isn't much, but school. I'm a sensitive person and I'm always observing. I feel in love with poetry and decided to start a blog to share my original pieces.

My Audience: For a while and I still do think my readers are my sisters in faith and humanity, yet it's also becoming for fellow writers.

What I Do Here: I share a few to a lot of poems through out each month. Once a week I share my blessings and later ramble about one of them or something else that stuck out to me that certain week.

My Blog's Elevator Pitch: My blog is filled with blessings, faith and poetry about any or everything.

Am I Missing Anything? Let me know in the comments section below!

Thank you and love,