I have a bit of amazing news! Well, it's amazing to me and has made my week. I got a beta reader for my upcoming book! I haven't worked with this writer, but he is working on a similar book, YA fantasy, which is set in the East Coast. Mine is YA Magical Realism, but we are trying to capture a similar audience. The premise of his book is great, and I can't wait to read it.
Prior to that, I found a beta reader in another writing group, but I have not been able to reach her, probably because she is in her writing cave.
Still, I am so excited, because we are exchanging work! (And I am sticking to my $0 budget.)
I am also going to work with my friend Brett on the next two projects, so he can design the covers. I have enjoyed working with Adrian, but I need to reduce the spending on books and focus on advertising and professional copy editing.
Anyway, that is freaking awesome!
On the writing front, this morning I wrote the first chapter of The Awakening (Book #3 in La Bruja del Barrio Loco). I have to brag that it is shaping up beautifully. But that is all I will say because I have to go craft a flier for a scholarship event.
Celebrate great moments in your writing process and career! #Resist!
Dr. Jesú Estrada,