Music to Listen to While Writing Your NaNo Novel

Music to Listen to While Writing Your NaNo Novel

NaNoWriMo 2017 begins in 44 days! I know Preptober is next month but that doesn’t mean it’s not too early to start prepping now. For example, figuring out what music/playlist to listen to  as we write our NaNo novel.

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IWSG & Inspirations


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Happy August! Did you enjoy IWSG’s first ever Twitter pitch party last week? Well, lucky for you the fun doesn’t end because today’s IWSG Day! We came out last week and we’re back again, the first Wednesday of the month. Whether you’re struggling or flying high in your writing journey, we gather today to lend you our support. Thanks that we can be there for each other goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh.

Don’t forget to check out today’s awesome co-hosts Christine Rains, Dolarah @ Book Lover, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Yvonne Ventresca, and LG Keltner!

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

So what’s been going on with me this month?

Well…I’ve been thinking of trying something new. I know my 2017 writing plan said no new stories this year. Been on a romance binge and recently I’ve read a fairy tale retelling anthology by Jill Myles (pseudonym). And it got my muses doing the happy dance. Continue reading

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968)- Civil rights activist & minister               Credit image:

Today, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr, a minister and activist.

Born January 15, his birthday became a national holiday. And is celebrated every third Monday in January. He fought and led the movement for civil rights and the right to vote for African-Americans. Through his and many others efforts with non-violence. Which then led to the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. And the Voter Rights Act of 1965.

Later Martin Luther King, Jr. would expand his efforts. Helping to address the economic and unemployment problems not only of African-Americans. But of all races.


Martin Luther King, Jr. is known as an inspirational leader. He was also an inspirational speaker. One of his most famous speeches is his “I Have a Dream” speech. But the speech he gave after being honored the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 is just as powerful and inspiring.


I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant. I believe that even amid today’s mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow. I believe that wounded justice, lying prostrate on the blood-flowing streets of our nations, can be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men. I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down men other-centered can build up.

Read the full speech here.

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IWSG Day- Oops, I Did It Again

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Happy 2017! How is everyone doing? As you know, or if you don’t know already, the first Wednesday of each month is IWSG Day. IWSG is short for Insecure Writer’s Support Group and like the name says, we provide support. Writing can sometimes be as lonesome and draining as it is invigorating. And we can all use a little encouragement and support. Confirmation that we’re not really that crazy for pursuing this career. Although Edgar Allen Poe said it best when he said, “I’m a writer. Therefore I am not sane.”

So thanks for creating this creative community for all us crazies goes to Alex Cavanaugh. And thanks for co-hosting this month goes to: Eva @ Lillicasplace, Crystal Collier, Sheena-kay Graham, Chemist Ken, LG Keltner, and Heather Gardner!

Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG

If you’re interested in signing up click on the badge above or follow this link.

So what’s going on with me this month? Well, let’s just say I’m feeling like that Britney Spears song, “Oops I did it again.”

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