This morning, I went into an intense writing fury, and while I was hiding in the hotel bathroom, (we are on a lovely family road trip) I managed to add more tension to "The Long Walk". I must say, I am rather happy with it. I played up the racism with the neighbor, and I think the main character had enough obstacles. There was internal growth, and it ended in hope. At least I think it did. I also pulled the "The Corrido of Andrea Quinta" which you can sample in the Antojitos section. I am combing over that piece, although I think that one is "done".
I ran into a manager here at the hotel property, and she was telling me her boyfriend is a poet with notebooks full of poems, so I gave her my contact info and author site. He read my site and said, "She is all fire!" That's a compliment. My buddy Yankee also recommended that I send my work out, and that is definitely something I plan to do. I really liked these last few bits of poetry, I spun out, and am feeling more confident in the poems that are emerging. It's like one writing energy feeds another.
That's why, I wrote one on the way here that was maybe a bit too confessional and somewhat hyperbolic, but I like how it flows. I am still working that piece out. It is called "Verde Tierno", and will be in the Poetry section, soon as I paste it there. I guess I have moved on from Twitter poems to full length poems, but I still like to Tweet one out every now and then.
Well, I am actually itching to get back to my novel, The Harvest, so it's back to going into revision mode. I need to knock these two out before the energy ebbs. All I need is some cold wheat beer, and that would make the experience complete!
Do what you love to the max, even if there is no beer or red wine. #Resist!
Dr. Jesú Estrada,