This week was crazy busy, but I did manage to make progress on the anthology. I found a fresh pair of eyes to look at "Wolf Trek"; I can't wait for that input. Also, yesterday, I texted the editor. I think he is so busy, he can't work on this project, which makes me utterly sad! That is a terrible plot twist, when everything seemed so certain.
Just in case, I have someone else in mind who would probably do the work for free, even though I will pay her. I need the editor not only to catch those pernicious typos, but to be familiar with U.S. Latin American literature. Still, I don't want to give up on my first choice because he is great at his craft, and frankly, I trust his judgement.
On another awful, awful turn of events, the Cubs lost their third game last night 0-1. I was with my family at Dave and Busters, and the joy when they made a double-play was tangible! Everybody was cheering and so happy. Short of the World Cup, this was one of the best shared experiences I have had with other fans. I am definitely watching the next game somewhere fun for the whole family (not near Wrigley Field because the vultures are charging an unconscionable amount, those fuckers).
I am glad we had to drive home before the end of the game. It was rather late, and my kids were really tired. Still, the playoffs are not over, so I am hoping for a heroic victory from our beloved Cubs!
My son, Antonio, rooting for the Cubs.
Here's to those unexpected twists and turns that make everything so interesting, and sometimes sad.