Bookish Posts, Updates

Back from the longest Hiatus ever!

I’m back from Hiatus!! These last two months have been the longest! Words cannot begin to describe how much I’ve missed the bookish community. How I’ve missed chatting with you all. I just hope that I won’t have to take another break like this last one in a very long time!

For those of you who have found my little corner of the internet, hello there! My name is Jeimy! Welcome to A Novel Idea, a place where I blog about Fantasy and new adult romance novels, writing and bullet journals. Not necessarily in that order 😉

I am a book loving web developer. I am Dominican and speak both Spanish and English fluently. You might find some blog posts written out in Spanish throughout the months coming up and a word or two thrown in others. I started blogging on February 2019 under the name of ReadWriteLive.Net, decided to move over to self hosted in January 2020 (which caused me to lose everything) and here I am now, continuing my blogging journey.

Now that we are acquainted, I hope that you find me interesting enough to stick around.

Post-Hiatus Plans for 2021

For this new year, I want to continue with my goal of writing more book reviews at a frequent pace. In the past, Book Reviews were rare which is a little silly for a bookish blog. So this year, I want to write at least 2 book reviews a month! I read frequently enough that it should be an achievable goal, right?

Another goal for A Novel Idea is like to collaborate with other book bloggers. These last year, due to the pandemic and other IRL issues, I fell out of touch with many of my bookish friends and the community. This year I want to rekindle those connections and forge new ones! I want to invite guests to A Novel Idea and have them share their love for Books, bujo and more!
Goal number 3 is to do a complete overhaul of the design for A Novel Idea. New Logo and new color schemes are coming your way! I had begun the process of rebranding A Novel Idea last year but due to creativity-slump, stopped half way. This year, I want to slowly bring A Novel Idea closer to the vision I have in mind for it!
Goal number 4 is to attempt to finally do that WordPress Template series I promised a while back before I went on Hiatus. My coding for book bloggers posts were a hit last year! It makes me really happy that some book bloggers have used it to elevate their posts/blogs. I plan to launch another series but this time helping everyone make their own template/edit their template.

Goal number 5 come out with more content that isn’t strictly book discussions or tags. Maybe I’ll do some recordings or videos. I’ve also thought about bookish photography!

Goal number 6 is two move over all the Book reviews to the Book Review page template. I recently found an Add On called Recencio Book Reviews. This add on allows you to format book reviews in a more efficient way! Not to mention, you can set up Index pages for you book review really easily!
I plan to have a quick review/how to on the add on once I figure out how to use it to it’s full potential!

Lastly, the final goal is to BE CONSISTENT! I want to have a set schedule this year, something I can stick to and gives me a time to have fun doing one of the things that I love to do.


New Schedule

Expect weekly blog posts on:

Friday10am est
Saturday12pm est

Monthly Newsletter

The monthly newsletter will resume in May!

I’m so excited to be back! Drop the link to your most recent blog post below! I can’t wait to talk with all of you! <3

XOXOXO,

Jeimy