IWSG, Persistence & Celebrations!


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Holy Moly it’s June already?! Well Happy IWSG Day! It’s the first Wednesday of the month. A day for us writers to come together in the blogosphere, sharing the highs the lows of our writing journeys. As a writer,  we’re often in our own bubble. Thanks goes to ninja extraordinaire, Alex Cavanaugh, for creating the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. So that we can come out of those bubbles and reconnect with each other.

Our Twitter hashtag and handle are #IWSG and @TheIWSG.

Don’t forget to check out today’s awesome co-hosts: JH Moncrieff, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Jen Chandler, Megan Morgan, and Heather Gardner!

So what’s going on with me?

Well, I almost scared myself shitless. I thought last week Wednesday was IWSG day and nearly had a panic attack that I hadn’t wrote and scheduled a post. Imagine my relief and surprise that I worried over nothing.

I’ve started my blogging break and the poems I sent to So to Speak were rejected. But I picked up, dusted off my pen and sent another batch to the Feminine Collective. I also have a growing list of other places to submit to.

I’ve entered The Soul Traveler, a young adult urban fantasy novella WIP as my July Camp NaNoWriMo project. So if you’re also camping next month, here’s where you can find me.

Dreaming of You ch16 quote art

I’d say I’m in the final ⅓  part or quarter of my romance WIP. Though I’ve also been mentally writing some new scenes and chapters to insert later.  I’ve entered Dreaming of You into Wattys 2017. And my 4 year blogiversary passed fourteen days ago.

Happy 4yr Blogiversary

I’m also currently on a happy high. Why? Because Netflix now has the British comedy The Fawlty Towers starring John Cleese. God, how I love his character Basil Fawlty.

I’ve celebrated turning the big 3-4 yesterday. And will be celebrating my grandmother’s big 1-0-0 this weekend.

What’s been going on with you this month? Have any milestones, events or celebrations to shout out? Are you doing Camp NaNoWriMo next month?

-As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I'm not sure that I'm going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says 'You are

June 3 Question: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?

Yes I did. I was recently married and moved to another state a year after I graduated from college. I’d been writing and submitting but stopped to concentrate more on getting a steady job. That was a decade ago. But it was when my job moved offices four years ago was when I heard the call again. To write the stories I want to write. To read and have read. It was a restlessness and a life crisis of sorts. And my desire to be an author was reborn. It was why I started blogging, to build my author brand. Then I discovered Wattpad and started uploading my stories there. And befriended a group of wonderful people, my fellow IWSG members. I haven’t said “I quit” or taken a detour ever since. Besides, I doubt you’ll let me quit so easily.

on a blogging break




    • Thanks Alex!
      Lucky you. And I love that episode, it’s one of my favorites. Another favorite episode was when they were trying to catch and hide Miguel’s pet from the guests. And when Basil had to pretend he was the cook and beat himself up in the kitchen. LOL.


  1. Happy blogiversary!!!!

    I’m happy your desire to write was reborn. 🙂 We need you in the writing world.

    Oh, and I wanted to let you know…every time I click on your name in a blog comment to visit you, I get a warning page. It says my connection isn’t private and attackers might be trying to steal my info through your site. So I have to Google your site to come here….something for you to look into. 🙂

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    • Thank you. And thanks for the support in keeping me in that world.
      Is it really doing that? Thanks for letting me know, I’ll look into that.


    • Another favorite British comedy I watched on PBS growing up was Keeping Up with Appearances. I loved Onslow and felt so bad for Hyacinth’s husband. Netflix has that one too. Unfortunately, it doesnt have Red Dwarf.
      Tried to do Camp NaNoWriMo before but my charger almost electrocuted me and shorted out. Had to wait for a new one I bought through Amazon and fell behind. This time, I’m hoping for more success.


    • Thanks. Always try to remember thatvquite whenever I get my writing sucks mood. An author is a writer who never quit right? (Forgot who quoted that).


  2. Happy blogiversary and birthday! It sounds like you’ve been really busy lately!

    I loved hearing your story about how you quit and are now returning stronger than ever with plenty of communities aiding in the effort and encouraging you. <3.

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  3. Happy 4 year anniversary in terms of blogging! And yes, when it comes to writing and rejections, all we can do is learn from it, and pick up that pen right back again. Keep it up 😀

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