Guess what? I’m not related to a Dictator after all. Hooray!

On day ten, which was yesterday, I wrote the final punctuation of my faith story involving my Latino and “Italian” heritages. I can hardly believe I had started off simply, and with great devotion, pushed through and managed to flesh out a full-scale memory of the entire landscape of my cultural identity. On paper, I […]

The Cringe Factor is a Useful Tool

The more I take away from my book, the clearer I’m seeing my book come to life.  It is like peeling carrots, cutting off the useless ends, washing the carrots, cutting them finely once again, and starting  the process of cooking them. I’ve been doing a good job of shaving off the peels of faith […]

Clarifying my Book Plan Vision

Progress on my faith-based memoir has been a bit strange for the last two weeks. I noticed I’ve done less writing and more editing than usual. Up until then, I had been on a roll, making consistent progress and doing a LOT of original writing. I did soft editing at that time only to tie […]

Creating Specific Categories and Inventing Good versus Bad Faith Stories

I can’t even begin to say how enthusiastic I am right now. I’ve really taken this book writing plan to serious new heights. Each day, as I’m waking up so early, I usually plop down for 2 – 3 hours of straight, uninterrupted writing time. I have found that the biggest complaint I have is […]