Thursday, May 31, 2018

May Wildflowers: may wrap-up

I'm not sure about other parts of the world, but here in Texas summer is in full swing. The wildflowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, the sound of birds chirping comes from the trees, and the smell of ripe peaches and plums drift through the air. It is so hot here, the moment one opens their front door or car door the heat and humidity come crashing down on them like a wave.

I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Like the heat in Texas, life has come crashing down on us over at Rebellious Writing, but we're still here, still fighting for light in literature. Like the wildflowers in Texas, we are tough and stubborn when it comes to budging from our movement, and I'd like to thank of of y'all for standing with us this month.

I'm honestly the worst at intros, but at least I tried.🤷‍♀️

So without farther ado, let's get into the news!

This Month's Posts:

Reader's Thoughts feat. Kara Lynn. Read the thoughts of a few of our reads on today's young adult and Rebellious Writing.

Review of Michigan Sweet Romances by the RW TeamCatherine Hawthorn, Keturah Lamb, Clare A., and I read and reviewed Parker J. Cole's lovely books.

We've been rather quiet this month, but if you'd like to help us fix that for next month be sure to submit your guest posts or book reviews here

Social Media and Stats:

87 followers, 21,261 pageviews all time
56 likes, 62 followers
312 followers, 486 tweets, 654 likes
19 posts, 125 followers
24 boards, 94 followers, 10.4k monthly viewers
64 members, 19 topics
Google +:
46 subscribers,  2 videos

Around the Blogosphere:

Sarah Rodecker's post, 5 Ways I Saved "The Dawn of  a Hero" from the Trash Heap, offers helpful tips that Sarah learned from experience while revising a WIP. It's a super good post, and I found it really helpful.

Ivie Brooks did a cover reveal for her novel Uprising, I'm still so hyped over it because her book sounds amazing and the cover is stunning, read her post here

Faith, or as some of us know her, The Florid Sword, talked about her top 10 favorite couples in fiction with her post SHIPPING IT: Aka my top 10 favorite couples in Films and Books

Melissa Gravitis wrote a wonderful blog post called What if Your Story isn't Original Enough? It's such an encouraging post, especially if you're struggling with liking your story. 

The wonderful Jill Williamson over at Go Teen Writers posted What Do You Do When You're Stuck After Writing a Few Chapters? This post is AMAZING, and so helpful, not that I'm stuck with my wip at all... *cough* 

Danielle wrote about what she likes and dislikes about YA in her post YA Audience Perspective: What I Like (and What I Don't)

Final Thoughts: 

Thank you all so much for your support! We all really appreciate it. Rebellious Writing is one of the strongest teams I've seen, we are all determined to continue our movement for good books, and like the pesky wildflowers and weeds, we won't wilt anytime soon.


  1. AAAHH, THANKS FOR THE MENTION!! <3 Have a good June, y'all. #Texastough

    1. It was my pleasure, I am so excited for your book! :D
      You too. <3

  2. Great wrap up, Gray! This May has been super rainy here. :D

    1. Thank you! It was a bit rainy earlier this month for us.

  3. Thanks so much for the shout out! And isn't Ivie's cover like #goals? So amazing!!

    1. Don't mention it!
      And her cover really is, I don't know why but I always get a techno vibe from it, and I love it!

  4. Seriously, Ivie's cover....EPICNESS!!!!

    I'm going on a road trip next week, and I plan to read a bunch. I might submit a review or two...except most of the books are known to be good/clean, so I don't know if the reviews would even be that helpful. XD

    1. I know right?!

      Ooh, have fun on your trip! We love promoting clean books as well as warning away from bad ones here, so feel free to submit your reviews if you write them. :D

  5. Sounds like a great month! Thanks for the shoutout!

  6. I'm so thankful for the RW community (I'm sorry I'm not more active) but it's really ben on the front burner for me because I've been spending a lot of time at the library and am wholly disgusted by most everything in the YA section. Keep up the awesome work!

    1. Thank you so much for your support, Sarah!
      I agree that the young adult section is appalling, I hope somehow we inspire people to make the standards higher.

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