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

Books, Inspiration, life lessons, Strong Women, Wisdom

8 Life Lessons from Women Writers

  Joan Didion looks way cool in that Corvette. Reminds me of me, back in the late 70's, in my blue metal flaked Chevy Malibu. But back to the life lessons. In my section of the Southern California coast the marine mist appears in the early evening and grays over the landscape. This becomes a perfect… Continue reading 8 Life Lessons from Women Writers

Encouragement, Faith, Family, Strength, Stress

When Stress Gets To You

If I could choose 10 days to give back to time, I'd choose the last ten. Between my usual six month cancer checkup (to see if I'm still in remission or not),  a relationship ending, and my brother in critical care and suffering from ICU Delirium, the stresses of my life cut through any desire… Continue reading When Stress Gets To You