These are tricks that are worked for me as I slogged through my newest novel draft.
Category: Writing Life
I interviewed Anika Fajardo!
Today is release day for Anika Fajardo’s MEET ME HALFWAY, a romp of a book that will entertain and inspire. I mean it! Check out my interview with Anika here: https://www.lasmusasbooks.com/blog/anika-fajardo-meet-me-halfway
I wanted to write a book that made readers feel like they’re on their own adventure. I also want kids to see that families can be lots of different things and that we can’t always know what’s going to happen when we first meet people.–Anika Fajardo
I was interviewed by Terry Catasus Jennings of LasMusas!
I did another podcast with Las Musas!
Listen in to learn about how the editing process and publisher support went for my sophomore book as well as the books of Laekan Zae Kemp and Jonny Garza Villa here.
The Sophomore Book Slump
When I talked to other authors who had one book out, we discover something: we all struggled to get that second book finished!
For some of us, the problem was coming up with a second idea worthy of a novel; for others, it was writing a whole second book only have it rejected by the publisher. All of us struggled with fears over whether this book would be as good as the first. Would readers shake their heads, saying, “Too bad. Her first book was so good!”?
Join me and author friends Anika Fajardo and Laekan Zea Kemp for a discussion of the slump that often happens when we go write that sophomore book. THANK YOU, Las Musas, whose Sophomore Social podcast series includes this episode to which I was graciously invited: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5rarIG0zVRhuYyqgj7QSXc
Happy ending: all three of us did succeed in writing that second book, and they all come out this year, 2022!