Paving My Author's Road

IWSG Day- A New Chapter


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?

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.