IWSG Day- A New Chapter

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Hey all! It’s the first Wednesday of the month. Know what that means? It’s IWSG day! A day where us writers get together in the blogosphere to share our successes and concerns. To encourage each other when we stumble in our lives as we undergo our writing journey. And thanks for gathering us together each month goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex J. Cavanaugh!

Thanks also goes to our awesome co-hosts today: Misha Gericke, LK Hill, Juneta Key, Christy and Joylene Buter!

Interested in joining our community? Click on the badge above. The Twitter handle is @THEIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.So what’s going on with me this month? Well, I finally wrote a new chapter to my manuscript. Took a month off from Dreaming of You because of NaNoWriMo. And though I hadn’t written much since after November 31, I still made notes. I still thought about scenarios. And about plot points. Until I finally managed to complete a draft of chapter eight. Now I have a new chapter nine which I’m dedicating to a friend I made on Twitter.

Also, during all the time my mind spent brewing over story details, the muse stepped in. And decided to hit me outside the head with more bouts of inspiration for the sequel, Not Dreaming of You. I was inspired so much that I’ve already created a secret story board on Pinterest. And I think I just might’ve found my novel for NaNoWriMo 2017. We’ll see what happens ten months from now.

In the meantime I have to get back on the band wagon when it comes to submitting my writing.

What’s going on with you? Did you take part in NaNoWriMo last year? Working on your NaNo novel?

A word, after a word, after a word is power.- Margaret Atwood

February 1 Question: How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?

I’m much more aware of reading not just for pleasure but as a learning experience. Well written or not, I’m learning the basic concepts of what makes great storytelling.



  1. In January I continued with revising my NaNo novel from 2009. I hate to say that the end is in sight, but maybe… I’ve tried to find all the notes I’ve made and tucked away to incorporate or toss. I need a better system. To that end, I started a “stuff that needs fixing” doc after reading an interview with author Liane Moriarty.
    Good luck with your work.

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    • Interesting. Used to have my notes everywhere but made folders and subfolders once they started growing larger. And I started coming up with more story ideas. So now I two separate folders for story ideas (future) and current WIPs. And I’ve tried to collect and save my notes to the proper places.


    • Yeah, Pinterest is good for creating storyboards. All the information I might need for a story and images of people, places, clothes, etc. Until I’m ready to start writing the story, the board will remain secret.

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    • Thanks. Was starting to think I was counting chickens before they hatched. It’s just planning ahead and once I’m ready to dive in, I’ll have what I need to shape, mold, sculpt the story into a working draft.


    • So you were a rebel? Did you meet your editing goals? Worked on an old WIP for last year’s NaNo. But that didn’t make me a rebel as they changed the rulesas. And writing additional words to it wasn’t rebeling.


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