Now that my novel is done, and is in my editor’s hands, the laptop keys are pretty quiet. There will be at least one more revision (no doubt) and yet… I am now thinking about my next writing project. I don’t want to do more fiction for the moment, and in fact, I don’t want to write in English; I need a new challenge. I am going to write a book in Spanish, and once it is finished, I will probably translate the work into English.
What might I be contemplating? Well… I have been thinking a lot about how the population of Merida views the arrival of so many foreigners. Most of those I have spoken to have told me that they don’t know what to think because they don’t understand the phenomenon. “Millions of Latin Americans want to go to the USA and Canada. They want to work there. And a whole bunch of gringos are coming here! I don’t get it,” one of my friends told me.
I got the sense that she really wanted to comprehend… why on God’s earth… established citizens of another country would up and leave: their communities, their comfort, their families, culture, language… the works!
It got me thinking that this would be an excellent topic for a book… why not my book? The more I pondered the idea, the more excited I got and so… I have now have a new project!
But I require some help. I need people who will allow me to interview them, take a photograph and tell their tale. Are you curious? I’m sure so many of you have really interesting stories, opinions and takes on the topic. Think about it… And if you’d like further information before deciding to be one of those I speak with, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you are from a European country, from the Pacific or from Asia, I want to hear your yarn too.
I think this book will be very popular among the citizens of Yucatan… and will build goodwill. Here’s your chance to be a part of history!