Yes, Mona's Return is coming on Amazon. And that my friends is how you get back into the writing groove. I am not quite to my 3 a.m. writing zone, but that's because I need to focus on a new writing project (and I'm tired from work; yeah, I need sleep). For now, Mona's Return has my attention, then Not Your Abuelita's Folktales.
Today, is also going to be an Easter egg hunt kind of day. We are exploring the venues for my book release party. We are looking for places with free parking and enough space for 20 to 30 people. However, my good friend and comrade reminded me that the library does not stay open past 5:00 p.m., in some locations. It doesn't matter because we can still come over to my place for drinks. I just want people to celebrate. Hell, I want to celebrate. I need to celebrate.
Little known fact, I reported my outside income for the first time. It was a humble amount that I rounded up for the Union scholarship. No, none of that was demoralizing. Fuck money. The point is that I love to write, and I think I'm getting better at it. I'm not trying to be arrogant, but I genuinely enjoy it--reading my own work--a lot more.
My brain also needs to get the fuck back to work. Actually, it doesn't because I'm allowing myself to rest, save for some job duties, which mostly require reading and writing.
Oh, I do have another goal, which I'm sure I've posted about before.
True story, when you sit on your ass all day you get the fat lump of a ten-year-old baby going. I know, I know, blogs are supposed to be uplifting but actually this is a hard fact about writing. You need to get off your butt, or your muscles will atrophy or in my case, become ossified like the damned Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. Except there is no lube. The writing is not to blame because I am on the computer a lot for my real full-time job. Still, that is no excuse. I have a goal of getting up every hour, which may be annoying when I'm in the writing groove, but this new body situation, which I wasn't keeping an eye on at all, is really a burden. Bodies shouldn't be burdens at my age.
However, my family and I are also in it together. So, we are planning the menus as a collective and doing more physical activities in the afternoon. Mostly, we need to detech.
Well, back to it. This story won't edit and revise itself. Oh, one final shout out to P.C. Darkcliff for reviewing my novelette before posting it on Amazon.
Celebrate and do right by you. #barrioblues
Dr. Jesú Estrada,