Eileen R. Tabios is a poet working in multiple genres and in-between. She also loves books by writing, reading, publishing, critiquing, romancing and advocating for them. This blog will feature her bibliophilic activities with posts on current book engagements and links to her books and projects related to books.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


I feel, sadly, that I've taken down entire rain forests trying to write a particular novel. Which doesn't stop me from trying again. I began the latest effort on January 1. I used that New Year Resolution infrastructure of trying to write every single day on the novel, even if it's just a few words. And, indeed, sometimes it was just a few words for that day but, so far, have hit the daily mark. Today I was delighted to discover the manuscript at 76 pages. It's still fragile, but I'm pausing to have an ever-so-brief moment of celebration for fortitude:

The other infrastructure? Each daily entry begins with "Once upon a time ..."

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