If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it-Toni Morrison Writing, especially novels is a long hard road. Sometimes people ask, "Are you finished yet?" "What's happening with that story you told me about?" Oh, that story. Well, three years later I'm finished with… Continue reading Heartbreak, Love Potions and Curanderas
This has been a frightening week, interspersed with personal trying periods, and a need to bury my head for a couple of hours at a time. My daughter texted me after the tragedy in Nice, France. I hated that she felt unsafe. I hated that I couldn't stretch my arms across 1,000 miles and… Continue reading What to Do When You Don’t Feel Safe
Do you know how to naturally heal fright or trauma? No? More about susto later. During the last two years, I've worked on a story about an ambitious twenty-one-year-old with a ten-year plan to become a State Senator who drops out of college because of a broken engagement. She meets a grandmother and granddaughter who are curanderas. Although… Continue reading Do You Know How to Use a Curandera?
Who writes 50,000 words in 30 days during November? Crazy writers. Passionate writers. Driven writers. Writers who have trouble keeping their butt in the chair and hands on the keys use NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) as a last ditch effort to focus. Completion rather than perfection is the goal. We wait, crunked up… Continue reading Who Really Uses NaNoWriMo?