IWSG Day and Happy New Year!

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Happy first IWSG Day of 2018!

We’re starting the new year with old friends and some new to discuss our writing highs and lows. Offer support and encouragement. Thanks for bringing us all together for another year goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh.

And thanks also goes to the awesome co-hosts posting today: Tyrean Martinson, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Megan Morgan, Jennifer Lane, and Rachna Chhabria!

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?

Well, I’ve figured out my 2018 writing plan, yet left it flexible in case you know…life happens. Plus I can pick and choose which writing project I’d want to tackle. So if I don’t like one or need a break, there’s another two or three I can choose to pick up. And whatever I haven’t been able to stay on plan with, I can rollover to next year.

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IWSG Day & #Wattys2016

Insecure Writers Support Group New Badge

It’s the third day of the month and you know what that means. It’s IWSG day! And what do we do on IWSG day? We share our woes and triumphs as well as encourage our fellow writers on this crazy writing journey. And as always, thanks to creating this community goes to ninja extraordinaire, Alex Cavanaugh!

To find out more about the group and/or maybe even sign-up, click on the badge above.  And don’t forget to check out the co-hosts for August: Tamara Narayan, Tonja Drecker, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Lauren @ Pensuasion, Stephen Tremp, and Julie Flanders!

Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG.

So, what’s going on with me in the final month of my blogging break?

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Gearing Up For Banned Books Week

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association

December is fast approaching. And if I want to finish the rewrites/edits to my YA supernatural work in progress by then, I better hop to it. And get it done.

But if you’ve ever read my blog post, “Why Reading is My Starting Point,” you’d know that I love to read. There was a time that I’d devour books whole, sometimes reading two books in one day. And grabbing two new books from the library the next day. Remember the cookie monster? Well I was the book monster!

Banned Books Week is coming up and I can’t just let it pass without doing something to celebrate. Last year I posted an open thread about banned books. But this year, although I’m pressed for time, I want to do something different.
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#Wattys2015 and Character Interview Part I

Bianca Lawson as Nadia Kemp Credit image: Wikipedia

Well it’s coming to the final week of #Wattys2015. And I like to give my thanks to those who’ve read, followed, voted, commented on my works on Wattpad. And retweeted about my work in progress novels on Twitter as well.

And here to express her thanks as well, is Nadia Kemp, the main character in Nadia, the Fire Witch, in her first ever interview:

I know, we’ve gone over this already, but what is your name? Hello, My name is Nadia, no middle name, Kemp. Continue reading