Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WUW #3

Hello Poetteers,

It's what's up Wednesday or maybe not much of what's up Wednesday. I did finish reading PEACHES. I'm in the middle of reading ZEITOUN.

My writing has slowed down aka I haven't been writing. Not much inspiration right now.

But... I am getting my poetry blogfest ready to start in a few days.

Love and thank you, Fida

Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Blessings #23

Hello Poetteers,

Finally having time
at the bookstore

Still on twitter
but it's away from my phone
feels good to not be attached

Making a second edition
to my first poetry collection
A TO Z POETRY

Doing poetry readings
for my public speaking class

Finding a new style
in every which way.

P.S. The sign up for the HER OLIVES blog tour is live!

Love and thank you, Fida

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What's Up Wednesday #2

Hello Poetteers,

What I'm Reading?

I finished reading STOLEN. Instead of giving a page or less for the kidnapping scene, this story took it's time. I love the descriptions of the land and the things he did. How I noticed his love for the land. I just like that it's a letter.

Like I said I love the descriptions, but it's a little too much and not enough action. Maybe this would be better as poems. I don't know. I read like 40% of it before taking a pause from it. I reluctantly and slowly finished it. I still would give it three stars.

I also finished PART TIME INDIAN. I love it's constant reminder of poetry. I loved learning about his story. Being in it. I loved that it had to do with a disabled kid, but didn't focus on that part of him. I give it 4.5 stars.

I'm in the middle of reading PEACHES FOR MONSIEUR LE CURE.

What I'm Writing?

I'm slowly still working on that traveling/nature girl story along with some short stories.

What Inspires Me Right Now?

My dreams, nightmares, newfound love of old songs and the book I'm reading.

What Else I've Been Up To?

Still my upcoming poetry collection. It's coming together very well. The cover reveal was last week and the book comes out in a month. I'm planning a two week blog tour for it.

thank you and love, Fida

Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday Blessings #22

Hello readers,

Sunrises and sunsets
stars and clouds
the glow of the moon.


  1. Another semester of college started.
  2. Trying scones.
  3. Had my cover reveal.
  4. Giving signed books to some former teachers.
  5. LITTLE MOSQUE marathon.
  6. It's exciting seeing the proof for your upcoming book!


Learning to love
old and new things.

Love and thank you, Fida

Friday, January 17, 2014

Top Five Apps

Hello readers,

I thought I would do something different. I just saw a post I thought that was interesting. It's about what one's top apps are. I thought I would share mine. Maybe you will find something that might help you.

Besides the typical social media sites like Facebook, twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (I don't use tumblr) there is other important apps I use.



The Streaks app is great to keep track of anything you want. You can make as many calendars as you want. I use it to make sure I write everyday. That I remember to do yoga. I also use to remind myself to be grateful.

The Stenosaur app is practically a journal twitter style without the word count.



I use plaintext for my writing. I can create folders and folders within them to keep my writing organized.

I use google drive to make forms, etc.



Lastly I use the Blogpress app to post on my blog for you.

Love and thank you, Fida

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Her Olives cover reveal

Hello readers!! Today is an awesome day!! My upcoming poetry collection has a cover!!

Drumroll please...

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You can add it on Goodreads.

And I can't forget, a big thank you to Heather McCorkle for taking the time to make this awesome cover (:

Love and thank you, Fida

Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Blessings #21

Hello readers,

Going through the snowstorm and having a power outage you noticed how blessed you are with the little things like light and warmth and space to help others. Bringing laughs and love through texts.

How one thing can lead to another. I make a goal, find motivation posters and videos and soon opportunities become clear.

Oh how good it feels to see someone fall in love with your writing and give it good feedback and constructive criticism.

Finding old gems and reminders in stacks of paper you saved years ago. Seeing habits come up unexpectedly and work. Of course I can't forget cat cuddles and chocolate!

Love and thank you, Fida

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What's up Wednesday

Hello readers,

What I'm Reading? I'm about to read my first book of 2014. STOLEN by Lucy Christopher.

What I'm Writing? I'm working on a new MS. So far mostly about travel/nature girl.

What Inspires Me Right Now? The winter camp I just went to, my Monday post highlights it.

What Else I've Been Up To? HER OLIVES has a cover reveal hopefully next week and book release in hopefully a month.

And here's a little IWSG: I have the cover ready. But I need some quick editing and someone to help format the interior. I feel like I might have to postpone the release date.

Love and thank you, Fida

Monday, January 6, 2014

Monday Blessings #20

Hello readers,

Happy new year!! What a better way to start it than my counting your blessings?!

Seeing old friends and making new friends. Spending the last moments of 2013 with them and the first moments of 2014 with them.

It may be my third camp, but it had lots of firsts. First winter camp. First time counselor. First time reading my poem in front of an audience. A first glance to a higher level I have in me. Seeing that I can be stronger, more open. The poem I chose to read really goes with the mood.

The miracle that we had flurries during camp, but the big snowstorm held up until we all got home.

Being in a Lindt store. Getting a cheetah print scarf. Midnight chats. Pictures. Videos. Cat cuddles. Physical copies of my book. Knowing all the support, old and new. Signing them for friends. Patience I have with pain.

All the snacks. All the love. Here's to 2014 and many more adventures.

Love and thank you, Fida