Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What's up Wednesday: Fall 2014 edition

Hello readers,

It's been too long. I've been on an unplanned novel writing hiatus. I do hope to get back to novel writing next month. I did, though, self publish a third poetry collection, HUGS & KISSES.

What I'm Reading:

I have two book reviews up. Shorts & In The Rearview. Also I've been in a reading slump, so this past week I've been jumping into many different books I'm excited to read and hope to finish soon.

What Else I've Been Up To:

College classes are starting up again, so I've been getting busy again.

What's Inspiring Me:

Seeing poetry around me to write.

Thank you and love,

Fida

11 comments:

kelworthfiles said...

Hey, good to see you again. Looks like there's a change in WUW prescribed format this week: "What's Inspiring me" is out, and "What's working for me" is in!!

Good luck with the college classes.

Fifi Islaih said...

Yeah I saw the change after I hit publish. I hopefully will change that for next week's post. And thank you!

Mere Joyce said...

Classes starting up can definitely be a bit hectic...hopefully you still get some time for reading and writing!

Jaime Morrow said...

Hope you're able to get back to writing and that your reading slump is over! Have a great week, Fida! :D

Kate Scott said...

Congrats on getting your third poetry book out. And good luck finding time for fiction between classes. Have a great week!

Miss Cole said...

Enjoy your new classes and fitting all that writing around your learning ^_^

Erin L. Funk said...

Hope classes are going well! Glad to hear you're finding inspiration for poems in the things around you. :)

SL Eastler said...

Hi Fida, it's great that you've completed a chapbook of poetry. Will you submit any of them to contests? The Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest is open right now! I bet your multi-cultural background makes for a great asset in your writing. The parts I've read of the Qur'an are very beautiful. All the best to you as classes begin! Sara

SL Eastler said...

Fida, I was just reading about your second collection of poems. I wanted to tell you that one of the poems I submitted was a sestina called THE LETTER HOME about a family I know whose home in Palestine was seized. The poem takes place years later when the boy who grew up there returns to his childhood home (in the company of news reporters for "protection") and writes about it to his father. I think our hearts share a common love. :-)

Fifi Islaih said...

Aww... thank you so much for writing that poem and this comment. I'm glad we have this common love. I will think about the contest. Thank you again! (-:

jenniferpickrell said...

Congrats on publishing your poetry collection! Hope you have a great week of classes :)