Los Angeles this morning feels like the the Bay Area during a lunch break, or like a Parisian mid-rain afternoon. It also reminds me of July’s in Perú (their winter), when I would be writing a song or an essay in my grandmother’s house, and she’d bring me quaker and camote frito. Yum! Pretty grey mornings make […]Read More Grey Mornings in L.A.
I go to the library today – (yes, on a Thursday, like any normal nerd would) – to get the insight on the most recent news about fashion, computer stuff, poetry and literature. These days I’ve added Forbes to the mix, just for the thrill of it. Is this what it means to grow up? […]Read More To MFA or not to MFA…
Recently two events happened to me within a span of two weeks, that inspired me, and encouraged me to stay true to my experience. I was sitting in a room full of writers who had gotten into NALIP Showcase, NHMC Writing Fellowship, someone who got into a Sundance program … and I thought, wow…I think […]Read More A very successful group of writers
I am perplexed continuously by this year’s inability to finish a well thought out idea. Have I put things down on a page? Yes, and have I completed certain tasks as a writer, yes…okay. I suppose. But bravery! Where are you? I am coming to the realization year after year that the reason I am […]Read More 2017 closes & something about bravery
Sometimes I am in my home, trying to write peacefully and my husband (oh yeah I’m married now) barges in with some distraction: what are you doing? are you hungry? do you want to go for a drive? And it usually happens when I am at the epitome of a discovery in one of my […]Read More Little things
There is one thing I really dislike in theory. Cutting up my words and making things shorter than I had originally intended them to be. It gives me anxiety. And this is especially true with playwriting for me. However, when I sit in an auditorium and hear my words reflected back at me – I […]Read More The dreaded rewrite
Hello Blog-Landia! I have not written in a while. I am quite aware. However, I have been doing a lot of writing outside of this blog. Mainly for theater, which is a very happy circumstance. Why? Well, because I also happen to Act. So writing for the stage has been quite the fun adventure for […]Read More You’re so f*cked up!
I am in absolute awe of my colleague writers. They have been performing at local open mics, and frankly it’s been inspiring me to do it too. I don’t really do public readings, but I suppose there’s a first for everything. Wish me luck Blog Land.Read More in awe
The more I encounter and speak with published, or even successful television writers. The more I realize that it’s just a jungle out there. It’s a world where there are so many voices, so many individuals pulling and pushing each other to get their material read. I mean, it’s a frenzy out there. To say that […]Read More Little to know, much to now
I am trying to be better about deadlines. Tomorrow night, the pre-final draft of my play is due. I think I may also submit a couple of more pieces just to throw it in the mix. Writing original comedy is a scary new thing for me. Earlier in the summer I did an episode of […]Read More Deadlines