Happy Anniversary Novel Days!!!!

Wow. I just can't believe the anniversary of the day I decided to take on the coolest thing ever has crept up on me. Late Saturday night, I was planning posts when I glanced at the calendar and remembered. I have to say that it's been such a great year! I have come out of my shell in the book blogosphere so much!

Here are some ways that Novel Day's became the coolest part of my year:

  • When I first started I posted my first author interview EVER with Rebecca Donovan (The Breathing Series), and I've watched her become an overnight success!
  • I've discovered the beauty of the self published novel, and that there are many gems climbing to super stardom (e.g. Beautiful Disaster by Jaime McGuire). The fact that wonderful authors have contacted me to review their books has really blown my mind!
  • I've gotten the chance to connect with some of my favorite authors (even if only via twitter) such as, Simone Elkeles, Lisa Schroeder, Nova Ren Suma, Matt de La Pena, etc.
  • Had my FIRST giveaway for the wonderful Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris.
  • I had the chance to experience my first BEA week via Armchair BEA, which was pretty awesome! I connected with so many awesome bloggers, and I felt like I was a part of a huge club of literature enthusiasts.
  • I landed an internship at a wonderful Literary Agency, and had authors like Lauren Oliver check out my blog...which still has me fangirling! 
  • I think I've become more novel obsessed than I was before, if that's even possible!

Ways I want to make year Two that much cooler:

  • Interviews: I think I was so excited over my wonderful interview with Rebecca Donovan that it blinded me to the fact that I should get some more interviews going on Novel Days! I'm hard at work thinking of whom I'll connect with this year.
  • Regular Posts: I would love to post at least two articles a week to keep you all excited about ND. 
  • Blogger Buds: I would LOVE to connect with my fellow bloggers, and I find I have been a bit shy over the past year. Well, no longer!!!
  • Attend BEA 2013 (God Willing): With this year being my first ever BEA experience by proxy, it all seemed so wonderful that I can't possibly miss it next year! It's an awesome chance to meet fellow bloggers, some of my favorite writers, and score some awesome goodies!
  • Release my novel: If you've read my About page, you know that I've been penning my novel for the past 5 years (yeah, I know). Only in the last year have I gotten my courage to just go for it, and now I've almost 65,000 words. I'm almost there! I think I'll try querying it to agents to gauge a response, or I'll have it self pubbed and out to you all very soon! All I can reveal at this moment is that it is a New Adult novel!!!!
I really want to thank each and every one of you who take time out to include Novel Days in your blogs to read. It's been a fabulous year, and I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments and connecting with you. Do you have any new ideas or suggestions on how I could make Novel Days all the more awesome in this next year? I would love to hear them!




  1. Britta, congrats!! I am so happy for you and I'm so glad to have seen this growth first hand. Your blog has made me more book obsessed - and I didn't think that was possible! :) And I can't wait to read your novel, whether it's self-pubbed or not. I really not check out some self-published novels myself.

  2. Yay! Happy birthday, Novel Days, and congrats to you on such a great first year, Britta! I think seeing you evolve from Forelsket to a full-on literature blog is one of the things that inspired me with Literary Inklings. You do such a marvelous job of making Novel Days a relevant, interesting, and always well-written place on the web where bookworms can bask in their love of reading. I can't wait to see what the next year brings you!

    P.S. I missed your post on the New Adult genre, I can't believe I didn't know about it. It's definitely a smart idea - there's a huge divide between YA and Adult novels, isn't there? It would be nice to see that gap bridged a bit, both in content and writing style. I'd love to see that take off!

    1. Thanks so much, Casee. It's been an awesome ride, and discovering what you're truly passionate about, I've learned, is essential to blogging. I love Literary Inklings, and I'm honored to have helped in any way inspire you to move forward with it!

      -Yes, the divide between YA and more general fiction is so wide. I'm actually shocked it's taken so long to showcase novels of twentysomethings. I can't wait to see it grow :-).

  3. Yay! Happy bloggy birthday! I'm hoping to make it to BEA next year too. *fingers crossed*

    1. Thanks, Juju! God willing, I hope we both get to go, and then I'll get to meet one of my favorite book bloggers <3! Hugs!

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  5. Congratulations on a fabulously successful first year! Looking forward to reading your words!

  6. Congratulations on a successful first year!!