Looking forward in gratitude

Earlier this month, I was lamenting the ending of this amazing summer. But looking back at my Instagram feed, I'm changing my tune for a bit. I am not lamenting the end of this summer, I am celebrating that it happened and that I grew as a result.

“Newsworthy” in pictures

Dear Reader, Last Saturday, I attended my friend DEEP's book launch. Instead of just writing about it, I'll just share my pictures. A great time was had by all and I'm so excited for her . I can't wait to get into the book but it'll take me a while to read it (end of … Continue reading “Newsworthy” in pictures

Why I always buy my friends’ books

Dear Reader,  My friends D.E.E.P and Lupe Mendez are releasing their books within the next couple of weeks!  It’s an exciting time in my friend circle. So many of my friends are writers and so watching them go through the publishing process is fun, exciting, and also filled with lessons for when I go through … Continue reading Why I always buy my friends’ books

#AWP19 Bound: Ready for the madness

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

The Nostalgia of Place

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

Writing about mental illness

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

Cancer can’t write. Sometimes, you just shouldn’t write.

  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.

The “million little things” they see: The other victims of suicide

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

Are you a writer of color? Come join me at The Colony this weekend!

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!