AROHO, Art

Art as Meditation

I yearn to return to New Mexico. My body is here in California but my eyes, and mind, are on the sandstone mountains of Abiqui, searching the expansive deep blue sky. Five months ago I was privileged to join a group of 100 women writers, poets, artists for a week at Ghost Ranch in Abiqui,… Continue reading Art as Meditation

AROHO, poetry, Writing, writing retreats

Writing on the Edge

Five days after returning from the AROHO writers retreat at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico I still have many memories swirling through my mind . One such memory is particularly embedded in my skin. I have 12 itchy scabs from 12 mosquito bites despite the mosquito repellant and itch cream. On the second day of… Continue reading Writing on the Edge

AROHO, Chingonas, Dreams, Goals, How to be a Chingona, Travel, Uncategorized, Writing

Ghost Ranch, Greek Myths, and Writing

My bags aren't packed yet for my trip tomorrow to Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico, because one of the kids beat me to the washing machine this morning. I'm not stressing though because I am still drifting on a dream. Last January I thought about my goals for the year. The intention word to… Continue reading Ghost Ranch, Greek Myths, and Writing

A Room of Her Own, AROHO, Developmental editor, Editorial Freelancers Association, finding professional editor, query letters, Rachelle Gardner, Revision, Writing

Four Ways to Find a Professional Editor

123rf.comFive months ago I thought I was ready to jump in and send out query letters for a manuscript I thought I had completed. Doesn't ten revisions and your critique groups nod of approval mean your MS is ready?NO. The MS was not ready, and neither was the query letter. If I had followed my "hindsight is… Continue reading Four Ways to Find a Professional Editor