Writing & Rewriting THE WEIGHT OF EVERYTHING, a guest post by Marcia Argueta Mickelson


After my third son was born in 2005, I started writing a women’s fiction book called Watching From the Sky. It was about a young teacher named Sarah whose mother passed away and whose father fell apart, neglecting every aspect of his life, including parenting. Sarah moved back home to take care of her little brother.

The book focused on Sarah’s relationship with her brother and taking care of him while trying to get her father to get the help he needed. It was set in San Antonio, TX and the title came from a favorite place that Steven and Sarah liked to go to get away from everything. The Tower of the Americas is a 750-ft tower in downtown San Antonio. It was Steven’s favorite place. There, they could leave all of their worries and troubles below as they ascended to the top.