Paving My Author's Road

IWSG Day & The Next Phase


OMG, it’s September already?! Where has the time gone? Well at least it’s the favorite time of the month for us writers because it’s IWSG Day. The first Wednesday of the new month where writers come together on a blog hop. To help support each other in their success and when they’re downtrodden. Thanks goes to Alex Cavanaugh for creating this camaraderie between us.

And thanks goes to the awesome co-hosts for the September 6 posting of the IWSG: Tyrean Martinson, Tara Tyler, Raimey Gallant, and Beverly Stowe McClure! Don’t forget to stop by and say hi. 😀

Interested in joining us? Click on the badge above. Our Twitter hashtag and handle are #IWSG and @TheIWSG.

What’s going on with me this month?

Well, I’m back from my blogging break. But now that I’m back, I hardly know what to blog about. Coming up with posts for the next couple of weeks won’t be as easy as my first post back. A “To or Not To” post about pen names. If you’d missed it, please visit and add your two cents.

I’ve also plotted 3 and ⅓ of the mystical short novella romance series I spoke about in my second tri-annual writing report. Even came up with new titles and created a secret Pinterest storyboard. I’ve also decided that once completed, edited, beta-read and rewritten, I’ll submit them to Carina Press. They have a new launch line of novellas for micro-romances, called The Dirty Bits. As for the titles of the Foreseen series, they’re called: 1) Love Lines, 2) Tall, Dark and Hateful, 3) On the Mat and 4) With His Touch.

Now all that’s left is to plot out my short novella high fantasy Hellsgate (still looking for alternative title). Start prepping for NaNoWriMo 2017. Get a new cover design for the romance sequel Not Dreaming of You. And continue working to complete my current WIPs The Soul Traveler and Dreaming of You. (Unfortunately, neither made the shortlist in this year Wattys).

What’s going on with you this month? Will you be participating in #PitMad tomorrow? Are you on plan with your writing goals? What’s next? Will you participate in NaNoWriMo 2017?

September 6 Question: Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? For example, by trying a new genre you didn’t think you’d be comfortable in?

I’ve always loved reading fantasy and adventures. It never occurred to me that I’d write in another genre aside from young adult fantasy. The first writing I did while I was elementary school age were about twin princesses. Who felt stifled at court and so escaped their lifestyle to seek adventure.

So imagine my surprise, when a dream inspired a romance story idea. That then spanned into a series and a spin-off. It was one thing to read them but to write them? That’s a different story. But I do enjoy writing them, though I can’t compare to the likes of Farrah Rochon, Nora Roberts, Eloisa James, etc.

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