It’s the third day of the month and you know what that means. It’s IWSG day! And what do we do on IWSG day? We share our woes and triumphs as well as encourage our fellow writers on this crazy writing journey. And as always, thanks to creating this community goes to ninja extraordinaire, Alex Cavanaugh!
To find out more about the group and/or maybe even sign-up, click on the badge above. And don’t forget to check out the co-hosts for August: Tamara Narayan, Tonja Drecker, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Lauren @ Pensuasion, Stephen Tremp, and Julie Flanders!
Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG.
So, what’s going on with me in the final month of my blogging break?
If you’re on Wattpad you probably already know about the Wattys. If not, here’s a brief introduction.
Every year Wattpad holds a writing contest. There are several categories like visual storytelling, writer’s debut, hidden gems and of course people’s choice.
As it so happens the People’s Choice Award is today August 1st. In this year’s Wattys I’ve entered my work in progress romance novel “Dreaming of You.”
Happy Birthday Harry Potter!
Since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone the books have taken the world by storm. The books have sold over 400 million books worldwide. Has been translated into 73 languages. Increased readership in youth, in particular boys. Is a book series favorite of both kids and adults. Has spanned into eight blockbuster movies and a play. A themed attraction at Universal Studios & Resorts. And three new spin-off films planned for release in the next five years. Starting with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
It’s hard not to see just how popular Harry Potter is. Hell children and adults still like to dress up as Harry Potter for Halloween. And I, like many others, am still waiting for my Hogwarts acceptance letter. Don’t judge me. You can roll your eyes at my silliness but a woman can hope. I’d even settle for an Hogwarts adult study program. Continue reading