I was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, hunting and fishing territory. My ex hated me saying that! I guess he thought I should be embarrassed about being born in the countryside. Well, I’m not!
I have been working on my novel “Secrets & Lies In El Salvador” for a long time. I have written a lot of other stuff along the way, mostly nonfiction, but this is the story that I want to get right. I want it to be read by millions, translated into other languages, especially Spanish. And I want it to be made into a major motion picture. That means making it the best it can be. So, yes, it is difficult when I think it is finished and let some well-read readers (i.e. writers, for the most part) read the story and tell me what it needs. Yes, it is hard to have to go back and keep working on it. Some of the writers in my critique group even told me to work on something else.
When I mentioned this at the La Jolla Writer’s Conference this past weekend, they all shook their heads no. They understand. You don’t stop working on the story you feel most passionate about to write short stories and poems. You just don’t!
So, I will continue this journey until I have to decide what the next journey will be. I have about 20 ideas so the main problem will be choosing one. There is a lot of fiction I could write and I could continue writing about “The Things My Mother Says” or write about her grandmother and great aunt that brought her up. Or I could write my memoir called “Finding Prince Charming.” I would like to write about the Girls of Juarez (they have mostly been called women but they really are girls, mostly). I guess I will decide that when the time comes.
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:
- Book News: Q&A With William Gladstone (roundtablereviewsadult.blogspot.com)
- Everything You Wanted to Know About Writing and Publishing (spiritualinsightsradio.wordpress.com)
- El Salvador: Where Women May Be Jailed for Miscarrying (thehigherlearning.wordpress.com)
- PHOTOS: La Calabiuza festival in El Salvador (photos.mercurynews.com)
- Surfing and Sunsets in El Salvador’s Playa El Tunco (sianelizabethandtheworld.com)
- El Salvador: Ancestral Knowledge To Cultivate The Land (eurasiareview.com)
- The 2009 El Salvador Elections: Between Crisis and Change (cispeselections2014.wordpress.com)