Latina, Latino culture, Mexican traditions, NaNoWriMo, NaNoWriMo Music, Strong Women, Writing

Butt in Chair, Hands on Keys for 30 Days of #NaNoWriMo

  Like thousands of other writers across the globe, I did a BICHOK (Butt In Chair, Hands On Keys) for 30 days. Instead of being a complete pantser (writing by the seat of my pantalones), as I have in the past, I did a half and half of pantser and plotter. Like having one leg into… Continue reading Butt in Chair, Hands on Keys for 30 Days of #NaNoWriMo

Healing, Latino culture, NaNoWriMo, NaNoWriMo Comics, Writing

Who Really Uses NaNoWriMo?

  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?

Encouragement, NaNoWriMo, Nathan Bransford, Writing

How About that NaNoWriMo?

So, who's taking up the challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel during the month of November? Me, me, me---I have my hand up---I'm working on a novel about three generations of women, three broken hearts and one love potion that goes awry. Yes, I know, it's going to be a busy month, with Thanksgiving… Continue reading How About that NaNoWriMo?

Betty and Veronica, Elena Aitken, Health, Margin Call, Muppet Movie, NaNoWriMo, Tamales, Tierra

Decompressing after NaNoWriMo

 It's been five days since NaNoWriMo ended on November 30th. I've been decompressing ever since. Caught up with my reading and now I can recycle the two foot stack of LA Times. I'm doing that to avoid reading my NNWM manuscript. It's not finished yet and thankfully it didn't have to be to meet the… Continue reading Decompressing after NaNoWriMo