IWSG Day & Support

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Happy first Wednesday of the month. It’s the third IWSG blog hop of the year. And we’re doing what we do best. Coming together to show and give support to our fellow travelers on this writing journey. Thanks to creating this community and bringing us together goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanuagh.
Thanks also goes to the awesome co-hosts posting today: Mary Aalgaard, Bish Denham,Jennifer Hawes, Diane Burton, and Gwen Gardner!

Interested in joining us? Click on the badge above. Our Twitter hashtag and handle are #IWSG and @TheIWSG.
So what’s going on with me this month?

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Final Tri-Annual Progress Report & 2018 Writing Plan


Usually I’d post this during the final days of December, right before the New Year. Alas, December 31 was on a Sunday. And I’ve become a stickler in keeping with my posting schedule. So I compromised to have this post published right as the old year ends and the new year begins.

But before I start regaling you with my final progress report and 2018 writing plans, I just want to say…



Now, in 2017 I made a lot of plans. Some I was on goal, others I was not. In particular in not writing any new stories until at least I’ve completed one or two of my current  WIPs. But I did write 30 new poems in NaPoWriMo this past April. And I did get two poems, both written during NaPoWriMo, published in an online magazine.

Anyways, here’s a look at my writing progress from September to December. And what my writing plan for 2018 will be.

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Top 10 Posts of 2017

Paving My Author's Road Top 10 of 2017

First, let me say…



2017 comes to an end this weekend. And it has been a doozy year of epic, history making proportions. For example, #MeToo, the fires on the west Coast. The devastation of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands after hurricane Irma and Maria. Black women being responsible for voting in Doug Jones, etc.

Before I begin this year’s countdown of popular blog posts on my blog, let’s first take a moment of silence….

Now which posts has made my top ten in 2017? Let’s start our countdown, from least to most views, with #10:

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Upcoming Winter Twitter Pitch Parties Not to Miss

Upcoming Winter Twitter Pitch Parties Not to Miss

#RevPit and #SFFPit is over but there other twitter pitch parties this winter to look forward to. But why should you enter a pitch party when you’ve never gotten a like/heart before? Well there’s several reasons.

As Richard Bach once said, “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” Becoming an author is not based on writing a book. There’s four facets of being an author: writing, marketing, promoting and publishing. And to publish you have to query. Continue reading