Today I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for their meme, Top Ten Tuesday. I got my inspiration from this post from Kara @ Diary of a Teen Writer, who posted a writing wishlist here. I decided to do a book blogging wishlist.
1) Go to Book Expo America. Going to BEA seems like it would be an awesome experience and so much fun. I would be able to meet a bunch of authors, publicists and fellow bloggers, not to mention get a ton of books. However, this will definitely not be happening anytime soon because it occurs during the school year on schooldays.
2) Request a physical ARC. I’ve never actually done this because I wanted to get some more blogging experience and followers under my belt, but I think now is a suitable time to jump in, be brave and email some publishers requesting ARCs or review copies in exchange for my review.
3) Meet a blogger in real life. That would be so cool. It would probably happen at a big bookish event like BEA or a big author signing or writer’s conference. I would probably freak out and be shy, but excited at the same time.
4) Interview an author on the blog. I’ve never actually contacted an author for an interview before, but I would really like to do this and ask the author a ton of questions about his/her writing process, books, favorite characters and future projects.
5) Go to a writing conference. Okay, so maybe this belongs on my writer’s wishlist, but it’s kind of related to book blogging because a lot of book bloggers are also writers. I haven’t really fully edited anything yet, though, so I’m most certainly not ready to attend a writer’s conference yet. It would be a wonderful experience, I’m sure.
6) Participate in a blog tour. I’m actually going to participate in two blog tours in February in which I will possibly be interviewing two authors. I hope I am.
7) Create my own blog feature. I have a plan for a bookish blog feature in the works, and I’m pretty excited about it. This blog feature will require quite a bit of planning on my part but I think it will be fun for me to plan.
8) Host a bookish event or challenge on the blog. Ah yes, this one is in the works, too, although it is still a very vague idea in my head. I have so many ideas for posts that I could do for this event, including some author interviews. This bookish event may or may not have to do with students not being able to attend specific events because for some odd reason they coincide with school hours.
9) Write my “I Got an Agent” post. I won’t be querying agents for a long time as I’m still very deep in trying to learn the craft of writing, but when I do I won’t ever stop querying until I reach success. And it will be a proud moment when I can finally write a post about how I got my agent.
10) Write my “I Signed a Publishing Contract” post. For a book, because I’ve signed a contract for a magazine before. Again, this is not happening for a long time. Publishing is a very slow business, and I have to accomplish #9 before I can write about how I signed a publishing contract. It will forever be in my dreams, though.