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.
Dr. Jesú Estrada,