The saga continues. I read over the story, "La Bruja del Barrio Loco" #2 in La Bruja del Barrio Loco Series and realized, it needs more content and more side character development. I wanted to keep the main character in denial about her boyfriend's death, but I overdid it. So thank you beta reader.
On a side note, I know you shouldn't pay beta readers, but I don't have one, not really and need professional feedback you might want to hire her. (She has a service at http://nomablack.com/.)
Now that I'm done crying about the main character, who is still unlikable, and will probably stay that way, I can add more muscles to this piece. I also sent it to the editor because I thought it was done. Won't she be surprised, when the next version has at least 20 more pages. Good Lord!
I also am doing more research on the arrest process and incarceration process, as that is part of the story. Luckily, I work with a lot of retired police officers, and one of them agreed to help me out. He worked in a women's correctional facility for over 30 years. I learned for example, that regardless of the crime, the arrest process is the same. I also learned that men and women get treated the same. He also said he preferred to work with males, and I was curious to know more about that.
On the real writing front, this morning, I got up at 4:30a.m. and was eager to work on this story and my novel. Unfortunately, my daughter woke up and put the kabash on that plan. Writing in the evenings isn't working out so well for me, and tonight, we have to clean the house. We are going on a road trip back to the southwest, so we need to prepare. But, after I am done submitting final grades that will mean some glorious time on my laptop! (I have a weird writing goal of collecting one interesting story or concept a day, based on where we are.)
Keep weaving those stories, even if the tapestry is longer than expected. #Resist
Dr. Jesú Estrada,