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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Feature & Follow *10*


Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet people and gain more followers in the book blogging community.

Q: What New Years Blogging or Writing resolution have you placed on yourself? 

First, I just wanna say, "Happy New Year Everyone!" :)

Now, this is a very good Q. I actually don't do resolutions. I just think them as goals, stuff that I really want to do and will do them, and I can start at anytime, instead of in the New Year. 

This is what I have done and I'm still continuing to accomplish now:

Blogging wise, I think just getting better organized with my day planner, and making lists for this and that would be really helpful for me. Also, with that, it would just help with time management with other things I have going on, including school and other things, so yeah. 

With that, I would definitely have some time to write. Yes, for about 4-5 years, since a sophomore in high school, I've had two notebooks filled with ideas for books. This past summer, I picked 5-7 different stories, that have different sets of characters and plots. Now, I'm really excited, because I have 1 story that I have had in my head since the summer, and now I'm in the outline process, and it's been so great, to have the experience as a blogger, because I have learned so much, including new genres. I remember even two years ago, I thought about what my future stories, would fit into, because I've wanted to write about characters that are my age, late teens to early 20s, and I'm so glad now, that there is 'New Adult' because it's just so ideally perfect for my work in progress and future projects, so for this New Year, I'm also going to just concentrate on this story, and I'm happy where it's going thus far :)

(Oh And I just wanted to post one of my favorite Quotes, so that's why there's the Pic.)


Now, what are your Blogging/Writing Resolutions?
~Marissa

68 comments:

  1. Congrats on your writing goals! old gfc follower.

    My FF

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  2. Oooh! I hope you get to finish your novel! :) THanks for stopping by!

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  3. Good luck with your organization and writing endeavors! Thanks for stopping by my blog. (Old follower.)

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  4. Nice! Hope you get your novel done! I finished my first one, tried querying and have no nibbles. So I am trying to revise a second book I wrote but have hit major roadblocks with that one!

    Good Luck!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. Old Follower ~ Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I plan to get organized; this is a goal I set every weekend by Monday everything seems to slip through my fingers.

    Heather ~ My FF

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    1. I know what you mean! Hope you do get more organized though :)

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  6. Returning the follow :)

    Lovely blog you have here! I've tried using daily planners and things, but I always end up thinking, "Oh, I don't need to write that down - I'll just remember"... and then never do!

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    1. Yes me too! I always say that I'll remember it, but I think last year, was really the first time, that I wrote stuff down and it has been so helpful :)

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  7. great FF! i resolve to stay organized as well. good luck with your writing! and thanks for checking out my FF - Katie

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  8. Great goals!
    Hope you'll finish your novel & I wish you the best of luck! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my F&F!

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  9. Good luck with your novel! :)

    My FF

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  10. thanks for stopping by Marissa!
    I like your take on resolutions. All the best on your novel! It is exciting to have the 1 story that you really want to right, isn't it?? happy new year! old follower hopping through

    aspen
    http://inner-aspen.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, and I'm just really excited where this one is going! :)

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  11. Good luck and I hope you finish your novel! I found it really helpful when I started keeping a blogging calendar so I could organize all my posts and events. Thanks for stopping by My FF this week! Old follower :)
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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    1. Yes, I created a blogging day planner thing last year, and I hope to continue that. Thus far, it has been so helpful :)

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  12. Hey there! I like the idea of making lists - I always try to make time for my blog during the day but then end up not knowing what I'm going to use the time for - so annoying! :D

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  13. Keep blogging, and never quit would be my resolution/goal. I'm not much on resolution, but that should be simple enough to follow. Lol.

    Good luck on your writing!
    Old Follower!
    Thanks for stopping by My FF

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    1. That's a great goal. I'm not into resolutions either, but I just keep working on what I want to achieve, so that's how I think about a goal. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. writing goals! YAY! COngrats, they seem awesome and I hope you can keep up!

    thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower!

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  15. I followed you back from Moon Magick http://moonmagick1.blogspot.com/

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  16. I like the way you outlined your resolutions/goals. I would like to arrange my days better too!! Hopefully I can achieve that this year.
    Good Luck with your writing! With such a postive mind set, I'm sure you will succeed.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF :)
    Old Follower

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  17. Great goals. I want to get more organized overall. Thank you so much for the nice words about my blog :) I'm a new follower of yours!


    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  18. congrats on your writing goals! :D
    new follower! ^-^
    #ff :http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2013/01/feature-and-follow-1.html

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  19. Thanks for the follow, good luck on achieving yours goals. Follow returned!

    Julie @Full Moon Dreaming

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  20. Hi Marissa. Love your blog too! I love the background photo. Great idea and very nice. I am hoping one day soon to finish my reading room with shelves. Thank you for stopping by and following. I am now following you back and added you to my Delicious Blogs I follow. I also have a blogger day planner and love it. I suck at resolutions. Never follow through. I figured the "About Me" is easest enough to accomplish. Lets see if I have it done by next year. Haha. Thank you for having Unbeautifully by Madeline Sheehan cover on you sidebar. Had to check it out. Lovely cover caught my attention. From that I bought Undeniable and just made a post, Sexy Series giving you credit Sexy Series

    Have a great weekend
    My FF

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    1. Thank you so much! Good luck with your 'about me' writing and I haven't read Undeniable yet, will soon though! I'm a part of the Unbeautifully blog tour, so hope you check out my post on Feb, 1st! :)

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  21. I LOVE that Quote :-) Good lick with your goals. Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm following you back.

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  22. Wow, a lot of book bloggers are resolving to write this year. May we have more wonderful books to read! :)

    Followed you back via GFC :)

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  23. Goodluck with ur resolutions!!

    New GFC follower :)
    Follow me back below and also check out my New Years Resolutions answers too :)

    "BookShelves Of Dreams"

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  24. Good luck with your writing. Remember, the more a person reads the better they write. Works for me :P

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  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I am following you back. Good luck with your goals. I look forward to your future posts.

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  26. I don't particularly need the New Year as well for goals, I just set them anytime! All the best, Marissa! Your goals are good and I hope you achieve them all!

    Old follower!

    Thanks for stopping by my F&FF earlier.

    Happy Reading! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. Yes, anytime works better for me too and thank you so much! :)

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  27. Good luck with the writing and organizing. Hope they both go well!

    old follower.
    Thanks for stopping by Book Sojourner!

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  28. Great resolution! Having a dayplanner helps a lot. I have one too. ;)

    Thanx for following me! Following you back.
    & Happy New Year!

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  29. I've tried to outline before, and it doesn't really help me much. What I end up doing is writing scenes I know I want to happen in my book and that helps me with writer's block. Usually.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    I'm now following back through GFC.

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  30. Really great resolutions!! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  31. Love the picture!! Insanely cute :D Organizing is one of my goals but it's been one of my resolution for the last 3 years as well and I haven't seen any progress on that LOL xD Good luck on your novel can't wait to hear about it!! New follower (thanks for stopping by!!)

    Kaina @ These Flying Pages

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  32. Good luck with your writing! And thank you for following, I followed back via GFC :)

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  33. Good luck with your book! I'm no kind of writer so I think it's awesome anyone who has that ability! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  34. Thanks for the follow! Best of luck on achieving yours goals. Follow returned!

    ~Michelle
    M.A. Church
    http://machurch00.blogspot.com

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