December 2009

30 days and 50,000 words later...

nanoOn November 30th, at approximately 6pm Buenos Aires time, I crossed the literary threshold of 50,000 words. Accomplished in 30 days. I have the certificate, courtesy of National Novel Writing Month, to prove it.

Thinking back to the end of October, I was adamant that I would never be able to write a book in a month. I have to work, I cried. Every day. I thought it was absurd to believe that I could find the time to write an entire novel. Well, little did I know that the time was always there. I just chose not to utilize it.

Now that I've conquered that daunting task, I am on to revising the very tentatively titled, The Red Kerchief. I know its final form will look much different to what it is today, so I really don't want to say much. What I can tell you is that it is a novel primarily intended for women. Should it ever find its way to a bookshelf in Barnes & Noble or Indigo, you will find it alongside other mainstream fiction. That's all I can say for the moment. I will keep you posted on its evolution.

In the meantime, I have an exciting interview coming up this month with the trend-setting Ben Barry. He wrote the bestselling book, Fashioning Reality: A New Generation of Entrepreneurship, as well as founding a modeling agency committed to using diverse models.  He describes himself as a man who "wants to change the face (and body) of fashion." The article should be posted at the end of the year at Adios Barbie. But I'll be sure to let you know first.

December 19th update: My interview with Ben Barry has been postponed until the new year. But, I just got off the phone with a tremendous up and coming actress Jennifer Jonassen, who is intent on breaking barriers related to size discrimination in Hollywood. Stay tuned for the article on Adios Barbie, under the section of Body Outlaws.