I’m Going to Lisbon for Travel Writing Fun
Today, when I told my friends my travel plans, the majority asked me why I chose Portugal. For starters, I’ve never been there. I have a friend from Porto and she has told me for years how amazing it is. I went on a Google image bender and confirmed everything she has told me about the amazing beaches, amazing castles, and amazing architecture. These are her English-as-a-second-language adjectives so don’t get all cranky with the writer. If I could embed a clip of her saying “amazing” in her totally cool Portuguese accent, you would want me to write it a thousand times so you could hear her voice in your head. It’s…. amazing. Just one of the reasons why I’ve got to go to Portugal.
Now, I’m doing a little research on the history of Portugal including the kings, the explorers, and the artists, so I can work on some travel writing pieces while I’m there. Because I don’t know a lot about this country, I’m not sure of my angle yet. That will all come in time. But I do know there’s serial killers head sitting in a jar of formaldehyde in Lisbon, so… Dan and I are flying out in January so wish me luck. Until then, I’ll have a lot more on my plate which will include updating this blog regularly, right? Right.
I do have some super great writing news! My piece, “Diego Forever,” was accepted for publication today with Isthmus Review. It will be included in their first print issue Spring 2014. I’m thrilled and honored to have had my piece chosen by this new mag! I can’t wait to work with them and to see it in print.