Okay, so I didn’t finish everything on the Project: Finding La Diva list but it’s not a failure.

Far from it! I have direction now and am formulating what kind of storyteller I want to be. The voice is coming, stronger this time, and it will be something to contend with.

So I’m putting together a new list for the New Year. If you have any suggestions for part two of the list, send them my way. This year I’m reading for grit, grab by the throat literary voices like Dagoberto Glib. Unapologetic voices like Junot Diaz. And strong, can’t keep your eyes from the page voices like Juila Alvarez.