Where have I been? Which direction am I going? Why haven’t I been blogging? The answer is re-write, re-write, re-write! I’m pleased to say my re-write has been flying along. When I first decided I needed to do a major overhaul–and add myself into the story more (other than physically moving through space as a … Continue reading Which Way to Go?
Here’s another little offering from the first draft of my book–it’s not going to make the final cut–but it’s amusing enough in its own right. Continue reading A Little Coffee Humor
In the process of re-visioning my book, a bunch of the day-to-day documentation of my Camino is going away. Because I still think these roughs are fun (especially for other pilgrims) I’m going to post some of the vignettes, which won’t making it into the next draft, on this blog: Continue reading The Constant Problem of Laundry
This is what my re-write looks like right now–taking over the dining room table. As I wrote in prior blogs, I’ve started a serious re-write of my graphic novel, Camino Real. As an artist, re-writing doesn’t happen on my computer at this stage. It’s all about cutting and pasting the physical book, and finding space … Continue reading Re-Write: the First Steps
It’s summer. The perfect time for Sangria. And…red wine with cola! Australian pilgrims I met at the Cafe Bar Espana, in Carrion de Los Condes, introduced me to a Spanish drink that refreshingly combined red wine and cola. It sounded dreadful–but tasted pretty good. Does anyone know what it’s called? It had a name–you didn’t … Continue reading What’s It Called…?
My last blog, Changing Focus, was about the re-visioning of my Camino Graphic Novel. I’ve had very kind feedback from many people, including those expressing concern for the difficulty of slashing through my existing draft to cut artwork and prose. I was taught early on not to let my art become “precious”. It’s actually more … Continue reading Precious Art
Maybe it’s prophetic that the Word Press name I got for this blog, devoted to my graphic novel (working title Camino Real), was My Camino Real. After some consultation and read-throughs with trusted friends, who have excellent editorial skills, I’ve decided that Camino Real is changing direction. When I started writing, I was thinking memoir/travelogue–with other … Continue reading Changing Focus