Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/5/17

November 5, 2017 Sunday Post 26

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 decided last minute to do NaNo again this year, so that’s why I sort of disappeared right around the 1st. I also made the decision to set my editing aside for the foreseeable future so I can focus on my own writing. I just realized that there’s no way I can manage homeschooling (and teaching co-op classes), writing and editing.

Speaking of my writing, yesterday I attended a SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers of Illinois) publishing conference. It was both amazing and overwhelmingly daunting. I got more feedback on the first ten pages of my manuscript (which is what I’d be submitting to editors and agents) and figured out some things I need to address. Nailing the MG voice is the hardest part, and it’s something I need to focus on.

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

Next week on FYFA:

  • The October Wrap-Up Round-Up Make Me Read It Giveaway
  • The First Kiss Hypothesis by Christina Mandelski: Review
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone: Review & Giveaway
  • Haven by Mary Lindsey: Review & Giveaway (or possibly just the blitz giveaway if I don’t manage to get this read in time!)

Latest FYFA Giveaway Winners!!:

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 November Girl from Entangled Teen!

Purchased:

I got my pre-order of The Empress. My oldest is especially excited to read this one!

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!

26 Responses to “Sunday Post & Giveaways Galore – 11/5/17”

  1. ShootingStarsMag

    That’s great that you’re doing NaNo and just generally working on your own writing. I hope that setting aside editing for the moment will really help you in the long run!! 🙂

    Lauren

  2. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    Aw yay I’m so excited for you to do NaNo! I’m sure you are going to do great. I’m glad you got the chance to talk with other authors too, I imagine that’s a great experience. The MG voice does seem like it’d be hard to do, but I know you can definitely nail it 😊 And thanks for linking to my giveaway nonsense, you’re too sweet!

  3. Charlie

    I’m glad you’re getting more and more feedback for your writing! I need to address my own writing. But again, where is the time? Good luck with your writing this month! I hope you accomplish a lot.

  4. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity

    Good luck with NaNo this year. It’s good to focus on your writing, there is only so much you can do in any given day and you already do quite a lot so making this decision to focus on writing and set aside editing for a while is a smart choice. if writing is what you want to be doing you have to prioritise it.

    Hope you have a good week and good luck writing.

  5. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Sounds like the publishing conference was a success since you received some valuable feedback. I’ll look forward to seeing your review of Haven if you get around to it. I haven’t written my review yet (oops!) but I really enjoyed it.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books recently posted: The Sunday Post #80
  6. Jen

    Wishing you lots of luck with NaNo! And I’m looking forward seeing what you think of The November Girl. I kept going back and forth on whether I should request,so I ended up passing on it. BUT I’m wondering if that was a bad decision lol. Can’t wait to see your thoughts!

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