Thursday, June 27, 2013

Why am I in love with Wendy Davis

Yes, I have been in love with Wendy Davis since yesterday.

Yes, the Democratic Senator who spoke for more than 10 hours in Texas without a bathroom break, water, food, or anything to lean on.
She's a super-woman! A super woman with Harvard law degree, and apparently a super-bladder!
I don't think I could stand on my feet or go without water or bathroom for two hours, let alone ten?!
She should run with Hillary Clinton on the ticket in 2016! Not only would I vote for them, but I would want to work on that campaign.

I'm very, very tired of hearing men discuss abortion and women's rights.
If you want to discuss women's rights, you have to be a woman, how's that for a rule of harmonious living!
What's up with all those old white men and the abortion?
If you're against one, you don't have it then! It's a free country. Still. Why are you trying to make it not be so?
This ban on abortion after 20 weeks is a slippery slope. Again, I have a problem with anybody telling me what I could or couldn't do with my body. Especially a bunch of men both the House and Senate are filled with.
We need more women representing us!!!

And for the record, I'm not pro-abortion, and I'm pro-choice! I don't think any woman would have an abortion unless she really had to.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Novel silence

This has been a novel silence. A "novel" silence.
Still going at it. Still with my writing-partner.
(Have I mentioned she's brilliant?)
She has such gift of pointing out the crap in my writing--the occasional cliche we all succumb to once in a while, all the gaps and holes, and the best of all, the potential! All the things, people, events I should be writing about but I haven't thought about it. (Duh!)

Me? I'm great with endings! My endings are always dramatic. My beginnings? Not so much! I like to warm up, my "runway" tends to stretch long. (Then I forget to cut the beginning all together). But once pointed out to me, oh boy, could I rewrite the hell out of it! And make it into a gem it's meant to be. (Oh yes.)

So, this is why I haven't been writing my blog lately, while I have been reading more (God bless me), watching less TV (I love Breaking Bad, so shoot me), and rewriting my whole book!
It's looking good, my future-readers, it's looking good!
I still have two mountains and a hill to climb over but my deadline is October 15, and I think by then, I will actually have a kick-ass Balkan family saga novel-in-stories, that would scare the hell out of you.
(Just finished reading Junot Diaz's Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and boy, was I wowed! He made me sad but I still love him. This is what I'm going for! Making you miserable!)
So today, ahead of the storm, I'm rewriting my Angela story into a chapter, based on my partner's extensive, painful feedback. (Have I mentioned she's brilliant? And has a top-secret identity).
So, sails away!
Here we go.
Here we.