Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/26/17

November 26, 2017 Sunday Post 38

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead.

This past week on FYFA (and in my life):

I hope those of you in the US enjoyed Thanksgiving. We had a nice holiday at home—my mom and dad were here, but since my mom is pretty much always here, it barely felt like company. Makes for a relaxed holiday.

I’ve been working steadily away on my NaNo novel and am pretty much right on track, despite not getting much writing done on Thanksgiving. Even though I didn’t get many words in that day, I feel like I made a major breakthrough with my main character that day. I had been struggling with whether or not to leave in the fact that she’d lost a hand (because I felt like it was being added as an afterthought and I wasn’t doing it justice), but I got some inspiration via some amazing paraclimbers—people with “diffabilities” (as the paraclimbing champion likes to call them—instead of disabilities) who compete in rock climbing. My book takes place in the Colorado Rockies, and I had in my head that Charlie was a nature girl, but watching videos of those climbers gave me the inspiration to take her passion up a notch. That idea led to me really feeling like I had a better handle on Charlie as a character in general, and I’m excited about her again! I’ll have to go back and make some edits to what I’ve already done, but it’s totally worth it.

Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:

Unfortunately, between NaNo and the holiday, I didn’t get much blogging done. Of course, I did take the time out to totally update my Bloglovin’ feed … So, yeah, I was definitely prioritizing my time this week. Or procrastinating. Yeah, I think that might have been it.

BUT I did finally post a discussion!

Next week on FYFA:

  • November Wrap-Up Round Up
  • When in Rome by CJ Duggan: Review
  • Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne: Review
  • December Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway

Latest FYFA Giveaway Winners!!:

  • None this week!

Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:

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Here are the birthdays and blogoversaries this week! I hope you’ll go wish these bloggers well on their special days! Make sure you check out the calendar to see what you might have just missed or what’s coming up. (If you want to be added to the calendar, you can always fill out the birthday/blogoversary form.)

Book-Haul

For Review:

I received The Girl and the Grove on NetGalley from Flux and When in Rome from Hachette Australia!

Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

Pre-Order Deals:

Listed in order of release date. Any new deals that I just added to the list this week will be denoted with a *** so you can easily find them!

Please note: Almost all pre-order giveaways run “while supplies last,” so I can’t guarantee that they’ll be open until the date listed. Pre-0rder early for your best chance to get all the goodies!

Other Current Giveaways on FYFA: 

(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)

Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:

Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!

38 Responses to “Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/26/17”

  1. shooting

    I’m glad you a nice, relaxing Thanksgiving. Sounds lovely! And yay for getting a better idea of your character. That’s awesome. I work at a community college and we close for a couple weeks around Christmas so I’d like to take that time to really get back into my book. For now, I’m just doing some brainstorming, etc.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

  2. Charlie

    I don’t even know what’s going on anymore with my Bloglovin. I should get a better handle on it (AKA learn its capabilities). But, priorities, you know? 😉 That’s great that you made a breakthrough with your MC.

  3. Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books

    I’m so glad to hear you had a lovely holiday and that you’re doing good with your Nano novel! The end of the month is so soon, I hope you’ll manage to make it – or at least that, by December 1st, you will be proud of what you’ve already done. It’s always so great when you manage to really figure out how you want your main character to be 🙂
    I can’t wait to read The Girl and the Grove, it sounds SO good and the cover is stunning 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing my post along with so many other great posts! <3 <3
    Wishing you an amazing week! xx

  4. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    OOh nice book haul! Some totally new to me reads there! I hope you love them!

    Glad you made progress on your book/character arc! That’s great! I really, really, really need to get my butt back into gear and tweak my own book which has ashamedly been sitting untouched for far too long!

    Hope you have a GREAT reading week!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  5. Greg

    Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving, and congrats on the NaNo progress! That’s awesome. Sounds like an excellent and very satisfying character breakthrough! Good for you. 🙂

    Have a super week Nicole!

  6. Emma

    I think because I avoid Black Friday sales I always find Thanksgiving quite a relaxing holiday (it helps we’re celebrating in another country too!), much more so than C. Day (though that’s my favourite). Glad you got some writing done and you had a breakthrough on your character. Sounds like it will be interesting.

  7. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity

    Yay for character breakthroughs! It sounds like the breakthrough you had really helped to develop your character, something which wasn’t working can now fit in properly and make this book all the better for it. I love it. It goes to show that even if you’re not writing you can still make progress with a book.

    Glad you had a relaxing Thanksgiving and hope the writing continues going well with the end of the month in sight.

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  8. Sophia Rose

    Hey, congrats on your NaNo break through with your character. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving.

    And thanks for the shoutout for the AoGG giveaway at Lily’s blog. 🙂

    Have a good week!

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