It's IWSG time. You probably know the drill... Some dude called Alex set this up and it posts every first Wednesday of the month.
Of course, this Wednesday is also the A in the A-Z Challenge, which I'm attempting for the second time in four years... I think I made it to E or something really useless in 2012.
Thus, no stress - and I'm not insecure at all.
My theme for the A-Z Challenge is the memoir I wrote for opera singer, Donald Braswell.
I'll be sharing about Donald's inspirational journey - and my never-quit philosophy to find a home for REVIVAL - The Donald Braswell Story, (which will be released Nov. 3, 2015.)
"A" is for America's Got Talent.
In 2008, I was a beat reporter for a San Antonio-area newspaper when I first heard of Donald. While watching America's Got Talent (Season 3), a special feature on this local opera singer intrigued me.
Apparently, he'd lost his voice in a hit-and-run accident -- but yet, more than a dozen years later, there he was on the America's Got Talent stage, and he had a chance to sing for the judges in Las Vegas...
Via e-mail, I reached out to Donald again and again (until he got tired of me and agreed to an interview for the newspaper:)
From there, he shared much of his backstory and I knew there and then his story was one I had to write. I was a newspaper reporter.
I could write. Right?
I mean, how hard could writing a book/memoir be?
Here's to everyone jumping in to participate in the crA-Ziness of the next 25 (mostly) daily posts!
|Me, not #amwriting, but working on letter W|
Tomorrow: "B" is for "Braswellians."