Only I would try to keep publishing books while we prepare for a strike. Even so, I am back on a regular writing schedule. I can't seem to get up at 3a.m. without my daughter waking up, so I am getting up at 6a.m. and going back to car writing. Of course, weekends are fruitful. Last Saturday, I finished "El Encantado" and now, I'm in the process of revising it.
I also got some great feedback from a new beta reader, and I am inputting corrections into "Rita vs the Duende". That one I feel pretty good about. The other two need more work on the pacing, especially the last story, which is shaping up to be one of my favorite new pieces.
I also have to start revising my novel, but I need a bit more time for that. Originally, I was going to send query letters this month, but I think I will have to wait until the December break to really sit down and research publishing houses.
This November, I am also going to sell books for the first time at a Teachers for Social Justice Curriculum Fair on November 17, (I am donating 10 of my books to the People's Tribune) and I have sales and giveaway scheduled for November 22 and 23. Sadly, the last Labor Day giveaway resulted in no book reviews. :( In any case, I hope folks read my book La Bruja del Barrio Loco and enjoyed it.
This morning, I also crafted the next newsletter, and it looks great! I will probably put two out in October, since September got away from me with all of this labor organizing.
Well, stay true to your craft. The universe will be better for it.
Keep on! #barrioblues
Dr. Jesú Estrada,