Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What's up Wednesday

Hello readers,

What I'm Reading:

I got and read two e-Arcs.

1. Behind the Stars by Leigh T Moore. I gave it 5 stars. The synopsis was left vague which left the story to be unexpected.

2. The Attic of Sand and Secrets by Medeia Sharif. I gave it 4 stars. I love the mystery. I love the diversity.

Also, I finally... for the first time, got to read THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J Maas!! I gave it 5 stars.

You will find more in depth reviews on goodreads.

What I'm Writing:

I'm in that two week slump for NaNoWriMo. This weekend I was at 17k. It's been three days and I'm at 18k. Hopefully better days are coming.

Lists are very helpfully. I recently learned one way to revise your novel is to write one line about each page you have. It's timely but you get to see what you character or plot point is missing.

What Else:


Got an award from Jessica at Lunatic Poet, thank you! I have to give seven facts and pass it on to some of my favorite bloggers.

- I've been blogging for almost 6 years. The 6th anniversary in December.
- This is my 4th year doing NaNoWriMo


- I have 3 self published poetry books: A TO Z POETRY, HER OLIVES and HUGS & KISSES.
- I created this hashtag/team name for my readers: #Poetteers.

I award this to Crystal and Medeia.

Thank you,
Fida

17 comments:

Gisele LeBlanc said...

Good luck with NaNo! I always tell people that I think just attempting it makes you a winner, no matter what the word count is in the end.

And, way to go on your upcoming 6th year blogging anniversary! :)

Emma Adams said...

Six years is a great achievement. Congratulations! :)

Jess Gofton said...

Good luck with the rest of NaNo, it sounds like you're making great progress!

Have a lovely week. :)

Fifi Islaih said...

Thank you!

Fifi Islaih said...

It surprises me that I've been doing it for this long. Thank you!

Fifi Islaih said...

Thanks! You too!

Rachel said...

Good luck with NaNo! I have to say the fact you are trying to do NaNo is amazing to me…I never can. :) Good luck hitting 19k, 20k, etc. You can do it!

Erin L. Funk said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed THRONE OF GLASS! I think it's one of the best YA series out there. Hope you can dig yourself out of that two week NaNo slump! I'm sure you can! :)

Crystal Collier said...

Aw! Thanks for the award! I'm wishing you epic speed with NaNo, and cheese, of course.

Unleashing the Dreamworld

Kate Scott said...

Good luck getting back into your writing grove. Have a great week!

Jaime Morrow said...

I'm a huge THRONE OF GLASS fan, so I'm happy you liked it. Best of luck with the rest of NaNo. You can do it! :D

Katy Upperman said...

Best of luck finishing NaNo strong, Fida. I'm rooting for you! <3

Melanie Crouse said...

I've done it for 6years, but only finished 4. This is the first year I haven't even pretended to start. Good luck!

Miss Cole said...

Best of luck with NaNo! Your wordcount is already super impressive. Keep going! :D

Carrie said...

I loved Throne of Glass! It really got me inspired to read more fantasy - I have Heir of Fire on hold at the library so hopefully it will come in soon because I want to keep going :) Good luck with NaNo!

Simply Sarah said...

I LOVE Throne of Glass. I can't wait to read her latest one. The wait at the library is insanely long so I'm trying to be patient. Good luck on NaNo!

jenniferpickrell said...

18k is amazing - you should be proud of that. And you still have over half a month to write. Good luck!