Top 10 Posts of 2017

Paving My Author's Road Top 10 of 2017

First, let me say…

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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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

What Is the 85K90D Challenge and Why You Should Take Part?

What Is the 85K90D Challenge and Why You Should Take Part_

Okay, I’ve been mulling over some things now that NaNoWriMo is over. One of which is whether I should sign up to take the 85K90D challenge.

What is the 85K90D challenge?

Well it’s the same as NaNoWriMo. But instead of writing 50,000 words in 30 days, you’re writing 85,000 words in 90 days. That’s a lot of words to write but you have three times the time frame to write it in.

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IWSG Day & Describing Music

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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!

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

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