Now

Now

Me and Jen De Leon’s awesome mom Dora at the Write-In JP.

Here’s what has my attention right now.

  1. The year is flying by as a Writers’ Room of Boston finalist in nonfiction. It’s a thrill to be part of the Room, and so wonderfully quiet there.
  2. I almost lost it when I got an email from Dinty Moore on Saturday. My writing will be featured on the BREVITY Blog in February 2018.
  3. Editing my MS for my second Muse and the Marketplace in April.
  4. AWP or CNF? Hoping to attend one of these conferences in the spring.
  5. Breadloaf–Deadline is February 15. I am daring myself to apply.
  6. I’m framing my email from BREVITY. Pinch me.
  7. Trying to submit to a lit mag every Monday.
  8. Had so much fun at the Write-In JP–Using Stories to Break Down Walls. Took a mini-class with the ever lovely Grace Talusan, made new friends, listened to talented kids at the open mic. Thank you, Jen De Leon!
  9. “I’m still here.” Blown away by the personal essays seniors at Margarita Muniz Academy wrote. Privileged to participate in 826 Boston’s FIRST College Essay Academy.
  10. Hard at work with my many writing groups: Almost Famous (memoir); Tatte Writing Group (avoiding carbs and workshopping essays); Friday Essay Club (essays); and Sneaky Saturdays (the literary life).
  11. Revising, refining and rewriting  To Have and To Hoard, my memoir of the love triangle between me, my husband, and his stuff.
  12. Thrilled to be helping a client apply for her first grant for her business.
  13. Enrolled in the Copyblogger Certified Content Marketer course. Can’t wait to become Certified!