Tuesday, September 29, 2015

End of Year Goals

Hello Poetteers,

Thank you Ava for getting me to think about the end of the year and my goals! Check out her end of the year goals.

Publish the book!
I've been slowly doing the process throughout the year. It will finally be released on Thursday!

See success in merch store
I recently opened a merch store and have new/more ideas for it but I have to see it go somewhere, mostly up, do to more.

Start a new project
I got a new story idea brewing but I haven't written for a novel in a long while. Hopefully NaNoWriMo helps!

Finish my GR reading challenge
My goal is 60 books but I'm six books behind. I hope I'll be able to accomplish it with my weekly trips to the bookstore.

I have a couple more personal goals too. Yet I won't be sharing those. What are your goals for the end of the year, before the year ends?

Thank you,

Fida

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Currently... (6)

Hello Poetteers,


You can find the origins of the idea here.

I just finished reading EVERY LAST WORD by Tamara Ireland Stone . It is a story that really touched me. You should pick it up!

I watch family vlogs. I recently got into the planner/plan with me videos on YouTube.

Loving

The crisp air. The sweater weather. That fall is here.

Listening To

I'm two favorite songs right now are Fight Song by Rachel Platten and Bright by Echosmith.

Thinking About

My new merch store, you should check it out! If you have any ideas let me know in the comments. Thank you!

Anticipating

Eid celebrations!

Wishing

For a better tomorrow.

Making Me Happy

Bookstore dates. Quiet times. Cat cuddles.

Love,

Fida

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Anniversaries & A Surprise

Hello Poetteers,


Today is a special day! It’s my 2nd author anniversary! It’s A TO Z POETRY’s 2nd book birthday. To celebrate I now have a merch store!!


Find your favorite poems printed on magnets. If you have any requests, let me know by leaving a comment below.

(shop @ Zazzle.com)

Thank you!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Prose Poetry: Reader-Poet

Hello Poetteers,

A Poet in a Reader 

You see her sit there with a book in her hand. She smiles and you see her shoulders shake with laughter. Minutes later you see her teary-eyed. She tries to hide herself from other people behind the book. You see she takes a part of her headscarf to catch and wipe away the tears. Every once in and while she pulls out a journal from her bag and jots down a few some things.

If you look in her journal you will find words, snippets of phrases and sentences from songs and books she read that sparked inspiration in her. 

Later she will run with that inspiration.  But that later may never come.  Perhaps she will forget.

She may remember it inspired her but not how and why. You would look into her journal of snippets and never find poems that should and one day would follow. 

She doesn’t know where to begin. She just lets go of thinking and writes. Later when she reads what she has written, she finds on the page, words from her own heart.

Love, Fida

P.S. Tomorrow is my 2nd author anniversary!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Prose Poetry: Flowers

Hello Poetteers,

The flowers sit there in a garden behind the house, blowing in the breeze and full of color. I see the softness of their petals and I run my fingertips gently on top of them. It begins to rain. I see the raindrops speckle the petals. The flowers let the sunlight hit their petals and leaves. They don’t try to hide from the sun and rain. The surroundings do not matter. They bloom in hardship and after hardship. I would find a lone flower growing in between the cracks of a sidewalk. The flowers share their fragrance with everyone and anyone who appreciates their beauty. They share their fruit with those who come early to enjoy it. Other people don't notice the flowers. They find the fruit on the ground rotten. 

Sometimes flowers send their seeds to travel. The seeds travel with the wind to spread their beauty or to get a better spot in the world.

Love, Fida

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Currently... A Cover Reveal

Hello Poetteers,

You can find the origins of the idea here.

Reading

The day after QoS's release I spent the whole day reading and finished it the same day. I loved it!

Anticipating 

I know you are all anticipating the cover reveal for HER TREASURES. Thank you to Heather for designing it.

*drumroll please*



I love it and hope you do too!

Thank you,

Fida