Paving My Author's Road

IWSG Day & Describing Music


Wow, can you believe it’s the final IWSG day of 2017? This year really did flew by fast. Oh well, that means we have another year to continue supporting each other. And making new friends on this blog hop. As always, thanks for creating this community goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh.

And thanks goes to the awesome co-hosts posting today: Julie Flanders, Shannon Lawrence, Fundy Blue, and Heather Gardner!

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So what’s going on with me this month?

Well I’ve finished NaNoWriMo and at 30,064 words, albeit two days after it ended. Adding on the words written on December 1st makes it  words. But during last month’s challenge I hit a bit of a bump and I’m hoping you can help me clear and smoothen it out.

How do you describe music?

There’s a lot of music featured in my NaNo novel as the hero and heroine share a great love of music. Especially Caribbean music. For example, Dancehall, Reggae, Reggaeton, Soca, etc.

Tried asking my husband how he’d describe the music. And all he gave me was two words: raunchy and happy.

While writing my NaNo novel I included the name of the artist. As well as the song my characters were listening or dancing to. Even included some of the lyrics. (Would that be a copyright problem?) But want to do more, use actual descriptions.

Ever described music in your writing? How? Have any great verbs, nouns, adjectives for writing about music? Did you take part in NaNoWriMo and won? Or did you set your own goals and won? What’s next after NaNoWriMo?

December 6 Question: As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?

What would I do differently? Hhhmmm… Maybe not write in my head so much. Get more of that writing on the page quicker. Promote my writing more. Aside from the blog tour I haven’t promoted my chapbook “Can You Catch My Flow?” as I should.