Blogging Schedule 2017!!!

So, first off, I want to say I love blogging, and I can’t get enough! It has been so much fun to share my passions for books and writing, but I have to make sure my studies for school come first!! I really want to pick up my grades and it is getting more difficult to do so. So, I have decided to create a new blogging schedule for the next few months, probably until June.ย  Continue reading “Blogging Schedule 2017!!!”

A Little Update

I have realized that lately, I have been posting, but not really giving updates as to what is going on with my book writing journey and just my day to day life in general. So, this will be quite a short post and I apologise – I have a History test that I really need to study for!! As well, I will also ask some questions, maybe any content you guys want on my blog and so forth – so I would love it if you guys would comment some suggestions!!!

Let’s get started!!!

First things first, my book writing journey is a bit sluggish so far. I have been sending out my manuscript, and I have had no luck yet!! It takes me a while to send out queries because I don’t have much time on my hands, but I hope that I will be able to send out my goal of 40 queries by the new year!! Hopefully, then I will get an agent’s attention!

As well, I am also going to join a few writing contests here and there in order to keep my writing in shape, and to get some honest feedback! I am going to enter one contest where the judge has no idea of your background like your name and gender so that their vote cannot be biased in any way, and I think that is a smart idea! You want to grade someone’s work based off of their talent, and not who they are.

As well, I have slowly started to work on my sequel to my first novel, but I am hoping to get a reply from an agent before really going further into the second book. That is why I got some new ideas for some novels I want to write, and I began to write one of them!! So far I am 10 000 words in, and I think it is going quite well!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

And that is it for my book writing journeys, and I will keep adding updates like this if you guys find them interesting!!

Now, onto the more fun stuff.

Lately, I have been having some thoughts about some new DIY’S and some new recipes for bookish inspired treats, so my question is, would anyone be interested in that? I want to know if you guys are liking my small but growing DIY and Food category!! I was thinking of doing another DIY Harry Potter post, so hopefully it would be something that would interest all of you!!

As well, any suggestions towards my content or any post suggestions will totally be taken into consideration!! If they are bookish related, I’d be more than glad to do them!!!

Also, quick thing, anyone interested in taking quizzes? I was thinking about adding another category to my blog to make it more interactive with you guys!!

And that’s it for today!! Like I mentioned, this is quite a short post! But I hope to go back to my regular posts next week!! Happy Reading Everyone an stayed tuned for Tuesday!!!

 

-Alina

Time For A Special….. GIVEAWAY!!!

Okay, so last time I did an appreciation post, I thanked all of you guys for making me reach 500+ followers on Instagram and my blog combined!!

Sooo, of course I had to do a giveaway to celebrate!!!

What You Win:

  1. A hardcover notebook, with a cute little pocket inside! ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. A bookish bracelet, with a charm spelling J.R.R Tolkien’s quote : “Not all those who wander are lost.”
  3. An assortment of teas
  4. A lightly used copy of My Sister’s Keeper for keeps!! (yes, pun intended). I value reusing books, so if you don’t want this book to be included in your prize, I totally understand, but if you do, awesome! Free book!!!

A photo of the items can be seen on my Instagram page, it’s a collage so I didn’t want to post it here because the format somehow gets ruined ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

 

The Rules:

  1. The giveaway is FOR INSTAGRAM, please enter ONLY on Instagram so I can keep track of every entry ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Unfortunately, this giveaway is for CANADA AND US ONLY. This is due to shipping reasons, and I regret not making this international due to the costs, but I promise that next giveaway will be international!!!
  3. You must be following me on Instagram
  4. You have to repost my giveaway photo, and use the hashtag #jbtgiveaway2016, and tag me so I’ll see your post!
  5. You have until November 15th to enter!!!
  6. If you want, I would love it if you guys would comment on my Instagram post other users who would like this giveaway, it would help spread the word ๐Ÿ™‚

 

And that’s it for the giveaway rules!! You have to enter over Instagram, and it is for US and Canada only ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . You can find my Instagram link on the side widgets of my blog, or you can click theย Contact/Socialsย page on my blog!!

Happy Reading, and thank you all so much for this great opportunity!!!