I spent this afternoon rewriting the last story of my next book, Not Your Abuelita's Folktales. I still need to amp up the main character's desire, but the story is a lot better than the original story. (Thank you beta reader.) The other three stories are fine. Now, I just have to go over the last story, then whole thing and focus on minor word choice changes and edits.
I'm really trying to hit my writing goal this go round and write something really beautiful. Part of that is the ongoing voice development; part of it is writing something I would pick up from any bookstore shelf.
Anyway, if I go at this pace, I'm going to hit my March deadline. Woo hoo!
Then, I am going to move onto revising my novel, The Harvest. That doesn't mean I won't work on other short stories because The Awakening is calling, but one thing at a time.
So, now that the frown is curved up, I'm off to reread what I just wrote.
Keep on, even when you're down in the dumps. #barrioblues
Dr. Jesú Estrada,