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Author of YA novel "Enlightenment" available March 2019!

Happy holidays!

My focus on writing has taking a detour with the holiday parties and gift giving season. I also referee high school basketball, so I’ve been running up and down the hardwood most evenings.

At the back of my mind is always my writing, something I probably take too seriously. I should release some of my work on this blog or just go ahead and release one story soon.

In today’s publishing world, stories centered around Filipino folklore is niche. Is there a major publisher who would take a chance on it? Never say never, but so far my efforts have proven no.

Everything in due time, I know. I am just like any other writer. Meanwhile, I try to laugh off my quandary that many writers go through, but I do it Pinoy style by asking Ate Vange for writing advice! This video on YouTube hopefully makes you all laugh! Happy holidays!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

As I look at my progress this year as a writer, I believe I’ve made steps towards the ultimate goal of releasing my manuscripts to the world. I’ve worked on the character arcs of my protaganists, introduced new characters, increased my word count across all manuscripts, and have increased my standard out what I expect out of myself when I write.

I also had my work anonymously critiqued by high school students through an alumni connection who teaches at a high school in California. If you haven’t had your work critiqued by high school kids, I highly recommend it. I believe the manuscript I had them read has improved in leaps and bounds solely from their feedback. I also received experience in processing positive and negative feedback, giving me a thicker skin I’ll need if my manuscripts are ever released to the public.

As I head off to the Thanksgiving family gathering, I am thankful for just having the opportunity, having the drive, to want to get my manuscripts out there. Thank you God for not allowing me to let this dream go.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

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