Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What's up Wednesday: Nov Ed

Hello readers, 


WHAT I'M READING
I haven't read much or anything recently. 

WHAT I'M WRITING 
I have been writing, though, since it's NaNoWriMo. I'm at a grand total of 26k! I'm not close to 50k, but this is my personal best as I look back at my other attempts. 

WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
working on new projects, an upcoming camp and that the holidays are coming. Soon it'll be the new year! 

WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
This is exciting!!! My upcoming publication is my second one and the first that's going to be in paperback, woohoo!! I just need to edit and format it and wait for the cover designer to finish the cover. As you wait for the cover reveal and other fun stuff you can add to Goodreads - (link in book page)

You can get a peak of what it's going to be like here on my blog and in my first published book, A TO Z POETRY (link in book page)

Enjoy and thank you, 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday Blessings #19: End of Nov

Hello readers,


I'm blessed today with...

1. Delicious chocolate, but it's now almost finished. 
2. The ability to control a situation 
3. Out-of-the-blue tea, dessert and friends gathering
4. Learning how to trust, believe and be optimistic about a situation 
5. The knowledge that I can show not tell in my writing 

Thank you and love,
Fida

Friday, November 22, 2013

Flash Friday: NaNo Style

Hello readers, 

I have a somewhat a new segment for you as you can tell by the title. Let's get to it!

Day 13: "I love walking around campus at night. You get to see the moon and stars. Only the street lamps light the path. It's beautiful. I may trying writing sometime in this place. For now the poem will have to do."

"We are not sheep here. No one herds us and we don't follow anyone. Yet I must say we have a few black sheep among us. It's awkward."

"An eye of a tiger is something I try to capture in words like I once tried in drawing."

"Sometimes you got to love yourself a little more to get the energy you need to keep going."

Day 15: "It just really pisses me off that my existence is not that important to be listened to and peacefully said hello to."

"I think her heart got the rest of her body sick because of missing me."

Day 21: "The moon shimmered on the clouds, on the water at the beach along with the colors of the sky during sunrise and sunset. All next to the stars."

Thank you and love, 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Blessings #18: Nov Ed

Hello readers,

It's been around a month since my last blessings post. 

In a few days from now I'm about to get almost a suitcase full of chocolate. I'm not lying! I'll take a picture.

In a little over month I get to go to camp and see my awesome sisters! 

I have to put in a bit of selfish promo: it's been two months since I self published my first poetry collection!! You can get it on Smashwords for less than $2! 

Also in three months I'm self publishing another poetry collection. I made the official announcement last week!

Other blessings... let's see... a job, two cats, family. Finally got two new baju kurung after eight years (my last trip to Malaysia); these two new ones were sent thru two mutual friends to get to me. 
More love, less money.

I'm blessed to rekindle my love for baking before I add it into my New Years resolution.

Last but not least I'm glad to be participating in NaNoWriMo after a month off. I never really took a break before this one. I never was really into novel writing until maybe last year. I know this year for sure. I did start writing awhile back but more short stories. 

Enough rant, thank you and love! Have a good week!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Another Official Announcement

Hello readers,

I'm sure most of you follow me on twitter and saw my announcement, but if you didn't here it is!


This one will be having a theme: Palestine. It also has a title that's a work in process. For now it's JASMINE & OLIVES. 

The expected publication date is February 2014. Thank you.

Btw, I have to give some support to my twitter friend Maria Ann Green. She self published a short story!! Check it out: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GNPD4YU

Love, 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thousand Miracle Thursday

Hello readers,

This morning I saw a picture and got inspired to blog. 


Here's the post/poem I wrote, enjoy!

A house made home with beds
to sleep and stay warm 
good food and more to come

Loving family including cats
A religion to follow
Sun shining and beautiful views 

Look at the small things
and give thanks
they one day 
will be the big things

Loving friends being sisters
the ability to rant the bad stuff
and feel good afterwards 

God's giving a miracle 
find a thousand everyday

Like the air you breathe
the trees to help keep it clean
meditation to keep you calm
motivation to keep you going

Just count and love.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cover Reveal for DEPENDENT

Hello readers, 

Today is the cover reveal for DEPENDENT by Brenda Corey Dunne, yay!! (Btw, be sure to give her a follow: @overdunne)


About Her:
 
Brenda Corey Dunne grew up in rural New Brunswick, Canada. She originally trained as a physiotherapist and worked several years as a Physiotherapy Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force before meeting the love of her life and taking her release. 

She completed her first full length manuscript in 2008 as a bucket-list item and since then she has self-published a work of YA historical fiction (TREASURE IN THE FLAME), and has several other manuscripts in various stages of completion. DEPENDENT, an adult contemporary fiction, will be published by Jolly Fish Press in summer 2014. Brenda is represented by Jennifer Mishler and Frances Black of Literary Counsel.

When not working as a physioherapist or writing, Brenda can be found juggling taxi-mom duties, working in the garden or strolling through the horse paddock with a coffee in hand. She currently resides on a small hobby farm in Eastern Ontario (Canada) with her husband and their three children, two horses, a dog, a cat, several chickens and the occasional sheep.

About Dependent:
 
When 45-year-old Ellen Michaels loses her husband to a tragic military accident, she is left in a world of gray. For 25 years her life has been dictated by the ubiquitous They—the military establishment that has included her like chattel with John’s worldly goods—his Dependents, Furniture, and Effects. They—who have stolen her hopes, her dreams and her innocence, and now in mere months will take away the roof over her head. Ellen is left with nothing to hold on to but memories and guilt and an awful secret that has held her in its grip since she was 19. John’s untimely death takes away her anchor, and now, without the military, there is no one to tell her where to go, what to do— no one to dictate who she is. Dependent deals with issues ever-present in today’s service families—early marriage, frequent long absences, the culture of rank, and posttraumatic stress, as well as harassment and abuse of power by higher-ranking officials. It presents a raw and realistic view of life for the lives of the invisible support behind the uniform.
 
Release date may be around July 2014. You can add it on Goodreads and even pre-order it on Amazon!

Now for the cover: I love it! The color and simplicity... see for yourself...


Thank you and love, 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Review of MOONLESS

Hello readers, 


Today is the start of the MOONLESS blog tour! I'm glad to be the first stop and kick it off with a review. Looking back at my review I know I really love the story. I love the feel of what we call the olden days. 


For now: 4.5 stars

I was immediately curious on what's going on, I was even more curious when she made a connection with a nightmare. Curious to why she wants to hide. Just as curious as her wanting to know answers. You would love the descriptions in this story. I feel like I'm in the journey with her. I felt all her emotions. I can't wait to see what's next. 

Thank you and love, 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Last of OctPoWriMo

Hello readers,

Yesterday was the last day and as usual I start strong and end unfinished. Here's the one poem I wrote this week, enjoy!

Day 27: Daring

Be daring or not
do what you love
Be daring or not
it doesn't have to be big 
or always big
it may be something small
giving back, paying it forward. 

Thanks and love,