I'm not a new blogger, not by a long shot! I blogged as Ellie2008 on Thoughts.com since October 2007 (until yesterday) and had a brief foray as PracticalSpirituality365 for six months on the same site. Thoughts.com is going through some major changes, so I moved on and I'm happy in my new home!
My Ellie2008 blog was primarily about the adventures and misadventures I experienced as a divorced woman in her 50's who is thrown into the dating scene after 27 years as a wife and at-home Mom. My real life stories will make you laugh your ass off, might break your heart and cause you to make your husband breakfast in bed so that you won't be a single woman in your 50's! Just kidding, of course! I love being single :)
I also wrote some blogs in Spanish because I'm Puerto Rican born. A proud Boricua from Ponce, Puerto Rico! I was educated in the US, Puerto Rico and Europe. I've lived in six European countries and am happy to be back on the US with my two gorgeous children, Heather and Matthew.
The Practicalspirituality365 blog was about lessons and things I'd learned along my path which is my life. I started this blog as a way to give back for all the blessings in my life and it gave me much peace to write these blogs.
These two blogs are in my past, but believe me, the dating stories WILL be put to good use in my next novel. Of course, a comedy! You can't make that shit up :)
So, why am I here today, introducing myself to you?
I finished my first novel, "A Decent Woman" and I can't 'wait for you to read it! My novel is an historical novel set in 1900 Playa de Ponce, Puerto Rico about the life-long friendship of Dona Ana, the Afro-Cuban born midwife and Leila, the young society wife whose family was poor before she married well; and the difficulties that society puts on these two women who strive and fight to remain friends.
My fabulous and generous editor Deborah has sent her editorial letter and edits to me this week and I'm very encouraged! I want to begin this blog the night before I open those Track Changes!
I'm excited to share my writing life with you. I'll be happy to share my lessons, experiences, mistakes and joys along the way to seeing "A Decent Woman" published. And, I WILL be published :) I've visualized it, dreamed it and tasted it...
I'm the new girl on the block and I'm happy to meet you!
Peace and love,