This morning social media is exploding, of course, but as I pondered the fate of the country, I was thinking about how best to present The Harvest draft to ongoing readers and my #1 reader, my little sister. There will be many days to fight in this struggle, many days ahead, so I say do what you love and makes you sane. The fight will be long and hard. Don't shut down or get stuck in a political depression: That is what they want.
So back to sharing my love. I think posting the full draft within the blog is not so helpful because it is one long stream of text, and I have a lengthy piece going, almost 100 single-spaced pages. I am going to try to play with the file insertion and see if it will paginate horizontally, instead of vertically or to post short snippets, which can be just as interesting.
However, I think the real solution is to devote a tab specifically for this novel that is flowing beautifully (except for today. I have a heavy union activism day.) For the "full" draft, check out the Current Work tab.
That is all I have because I have to go organize union members and prepare for a very long meeting this afternoon. Tomorrow, I am also going to the women's march in Chicago and need to get prepared, which means digging for my coolest shirts and thinking up funny, intellectual slogans for the poster I will be taping somewhere on my body.
I wish I could wear this image here. Don't worry Lady Liberty, America will be ours again:
Dr. Jesú Estrada,