Note: YIKES! I was going through my drafts and realized I wrote this before AWP and didn’t post it! So here is my pre-AWP post. I’m drafting a new post and I promise that one will be up in a more timely fashion. Dear Reader, I’m writing from the silent morning of my home. … Continue reading #AWP19 Bound: Ready for the madness
Dear Reader, A couple of months back, I had the pleasure of listening to Marlon James read from his latest book “Black Leopard, Red Wolf“. Before his visit to Houston, I read the New Yorker article on him. The VERY long New Yorker article that just was so…LONG. OMG! What do people write mini-novels as … Continue reading The Nostalgia of Place
Dear Reader, My memoir is kicking into high(er) gear since AWP a couple of weeks ago. I'm trying new things and relooking at things in a new light. I can say that it's opening up nicely. And by nicely, I mean that I'm tackling some writing and craft things I've been avoiding. Frankly, I didn't … Continue reading Writing about mental illness
The panels at this year's AWP have left me uninspired. Sure, I have pages of notes and quotes from writers and practitioners. Of course there were panels that offered some craft notes. But none have pushed me toward a page -- literary or genre, memoir or fiction.
Dear Reader, Forgiving one self for not pursuing one’s dreams is more difficult than you would imagine. Here I am about to write, yet again, that I haven’t written a word since a significant amount of time. I do this sometimes when I am utterly disgusted with myself. That’s when I usually have a … Continue reading Cancer can’t write. Sometimes, you just shouldn’t write.
Dear Reader, I’ve recently become a fan of the t.v, show “A Million Little Things”. If you love the how “This is Us”, this is clearly another shade of that show. And it is clearly one network’s attempt to get some of those ratings. The television one hour drama in general has been my favorite … Continue reading The “million little things” they see: The other victims of suicide
Dear Reader, This weekend, I’m teaching a generative fiction workshop and a blogging for writers workshop at The Colony Summit at the downtown library this Saturday. The Colony is an opportunity for writers of color in Houston to get together and support one another in their art journey. I’m so honored to be helping my … Continue reading Are you a writer of color? Come join me at The Colony this weekend!
Dear Reader, I'm currently in the library, trying my best to prep my blogging class but... I'm at a standstill. Not that I don't know where to start because I do. It's not that I don't know what to say because I do. It's just.. Man, I know a lot about this subject. Even as … Continue reading Prepping my blogging class
Dear Reader, Today, of all days, I am dreaming of my mountain. The one near Taos, New Mexico that I have escaped to for a week the past two years. It's about this mountain I want to write about tonight. See, this was the last time I wrote. The last time this year I felt … Continue reading Dreaming of my mountain, gasping for air
Dear Reader, Sorry for the ghosting and the late announcement on something writing related I'm doing! Yes, life is going an interesting thing. Here's the quick, instant coffee version 1.) My mom has cancer. So, my hands are kind of full with that. 2.) I started a yoga blog called Dreaming in Asana. It's … Continue reading Guess who’s teaching a blogging workshop!