I had a lot of profound things to say about my amazing beta readers from The Inner Circle Writing group, but I will have to keep it short, since I’m tired from making dinner and baking birthday cupcakes for my little girl. Yesterday was an awesome day. I got two new writers to read over my story "Barrio Blues," and they both suggested that I revise the ending. My rule of thumb is that if two or more people give me criticism on the same issue, I should pay attention. My friend Todd Heldt also gave me feedback on my piece of flash fiction. He offered a lot of areas to improve. Thank you all from the bottom of my corazon!
In turn, I had the pleasure of giving feedback to one piece of flash fiction and a science fiction short story. I was maybe a little heavy handed on the corrections, but that is the kind of feedback I like to get.
Anyway, I am really tuckered out because this morning, I got up at 3a.m. and revised my novel. I got to page 55, which is pretty good. When I finish, I’m going to see who will give it a full read. (The beta readers will scatter!)
Well, I hope you had a great writing day! #barrioblues
Dr. Jesú Estrada,