Monday, March 23, 2015

Fanmonth: Recap and Extension

In case you haven't been tuned in, and have no clue what's going on, here's Heather's post explaining Fan Month, and my post highlighting my goals for my own fan week.

Now, before I give an excuse as to why I did so terrible this month(and I didn't even set any concrete rules) I'm going to make like a good little fan, and share a few posts I enjoyed this past week. That means I want you to click on the links.

Go on. Do it. Press the buttons.

Which reminds me of post #1:

1. What Pressing Buttons and #PitMad Taught Me About Stakes in which Alyssa talks about raising the stakes in your novel. (Also, there's this thing called #PitMad where you can pitch your novel on Twitter with a hashtag. I did not know this. It's amazing.)

2. Fan Month: Sweet and Sour Sorrow in which Heather explains that it can be OK to unfollow.

3. Water Walker by Ted Dekker in which Alexa reviews a book by one of my favorite authors, and makes me want to read this book even MORE than I already do.

4. A Message to Book Bloggers: You Should Try Creative Writing! in which Ana so eloquently makes a plea for book bloggers to pick up their pens and write--not just reviews and stuff--but STORIES. This wasn't even posted this month, but who cares? It's an amazing post.

5. The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever in which Alea TAUNTS me. With the most beautiful cake I have ever seen.

6. FWBM of March: Patricia's Post in which Patricia shares a bit about her writing journey. I really enjoyed this guest post on Ravens and Writing Desks. And check out Patricia's blog, The Writer's Corner. 

7. 8 Tips For Creating a Pantheon For Your Novel in which Mrs. Williamson shares tips on...well, I think you get it.

8. [Guest Post] Why Fictional Friends Are Just The Best in which Aimee explains why we should ditch our real friends for fictional ones. Hahaha. I'm kidding. No, I'm not. Aimee was guest posting for Katie Grace, but don't forget to check out her own blog, To The Barricade!

9. On Approachability: Being a Public Figure Online in which Sarah is super encouraging. I'll just leave it at that.

10. "For Who Could Ever Learn to Love a Beast?" in which Christine shares what fairy tales taught her, and her upcoming writing ventures.

Wow, exactly ten. That worked out well.

And, if those posts weren't enough, some more blogs to check out!

Wishful Endings --Clean books, hurrah!
The Daily Prophecy --Someone who shares my fairy tale AND Harry Potter obsession!
Brittany the Book Nerd --Fairy Tales AND Clean Books, double hurrah!
Bookish Serendipity --All Things YA.
Christian Bookshelf Reviews --I think this is the first book blog I ever read.
Poetree --Poetry and books.
The Artist Librarian --Reading and art are her passions.

What a linky post! I know it's a lot of blogs, but I'm a fan of every one of them. Only I wasn't a very good fan this week.

Don't get me wrong, I started out strong. I was commenting, sharing, and having a blast. But then vacation happened. I was distracted by acrobats and illusionists and horses and things(it was a pretty cool weekend). Also, I didn't have my computer during that time and phones are stupid. So, from Wednesday to Saturday I couldn't express my fanship the way I really wanted to.

Which brings me to the extention. That's right. I'll be extending my fan week into this week. I'll do my best to keep commenting, sharing, etc. but while still posting to my own blog. I've got some posts I've really been itching to write!

Well, that's basically the gist of it.

Did you reach the goals you set for fan month, if you participated? If not, you can still show some love. Tell me--what are some of your favorite blogs? If you leave the link, I may just drop by.


  1. Great work, Ally! That's a lot of posts, and I'll have to look through them all very soon! :D

    Also, I can't blame you for getting distracted by your vacation, but it's good that you're going to keep working. That's very persistent of you! Have an awesome extended Fan Week, and I hope you have another update for us next week! :)

    1. Thanks, Heather! I certainly will. :)

  2. I totally understand your reasons for extending your fan week. Life just gets in the way sometimes-or, lets's face it: A LOT OF THE TIME. Thanks so much for including my post. It makes me so happy to hear that you enjoyed it.

    1. Yeah. At least in this circumstance, 'life' was vacation and not school. I can deal with that, lol.

      You're welcome! I should thank you for writing it!

  3. Wow, thanks for sharing my post! And these other ones, too. I'll definitely be checking them out!
    And man! it sounds like you did have a pretty cool weekend! :)


    1. You're welcome! I had an amazing weekend. But it's good to be home.

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    1. Katie, I was on my phone and accidentally deleted your comment. I reiterate--phones are stupid. So sorry! But I did read it--thank you so much for the birthday wish! It's sweet that you remembered! :)

    2. Heh. That's okay. xD
      You're welcome! I hope it was epic. :D

  5. Thanks for including a link to poetree! I'll definitely have to check out some of these blogs (peanut butter chocolate cake? yes!!!).

    1. You're very welcome :) Yes! My mouth watered just looking at it!

  6. Same thing happened to me I started out completing my goal everyday but towards the end I kinda got into a slump.I got so busy I couldn't find time to read 5 new posts everyday. :P
    I know few of these blogs!They're cool :)

    1. Don't feel bad if you were too busy. We can only do what we're capable of, after all!

  7. Thanks for including me in your list Ally! You're so sweet!