It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted my last blog. I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer, or a wonderful season, depending on where you are in the world.
You may not remember from my very first blog, but I had mentioned cleaning my closets as “a promise I’ve consistently broken my entire life.” Well, I’ve cleaned them this summer…my fight with clutter may have been battled and won for the time being. I’ve also finished the book, “Inside the River,” and I’m just doing the final cleansing touches on it with my editor extraordinaire, Jacob Miller. (Still anguishing over the synopsis so any comments or advice is welcome).
I’ve mentioned on my blog before, my desire to write another novel about the complex and endearing character of Antonio. He is the old man with the blue eyes who tells Emma the story of Ana. Who is a better vessel of story and wisdom than a person in their eighties driven by an elusive passion and a misguided love? What hit me was the question, why wait Mindy?
So I’ve started my second book about Antonio. My idea is to have it as a book of short stories, each story self-contained, but grouped together, the stories will be like those water molecules, bumping into each other and connecting for a moment. Like I have always said to others about myself…I move forward in circles.
My first story is called, “The Color, Demon.” Antonio is a young boy in a town of superstition and ancient ways. The people had never seen such a color blue as Antonio’s eyes. They waited for the land to burst forth such a color but no such flat brightness erupted, and so they named the color, demon, and taught it to their children.
As always, I am grateful for the sharing of this process and your viewing.