This morning, I got halfway done revising the second story for the next book coming out this month, re-titled "When the Devil Came for Him". I am not dead set on that title, and I am still trying to come up with a title for the entire collection.
The story I am working on has kittens in it, and details The Devil, in the flesh and blood, punishing people. In this case, The Devil punishes a three-year-old boy, who is not successfully being disciplined by his parents.
Growing up, listening to these stories, often, the devil wasn't so awful like in American movies. He would return his penitent victims who would often have a permanent change of heart. I thought those folktales were odd, since people actually became better after being tested.
Well, it's time for me to go to bed. I spent the day hanging out with my family, making dinner, and actually cleaning for a few hours. I rarely have spare time, but I managed to clean the bathroom and other areas that need work. This is a huge point of anxiety in my daily existence. I am not done yet, but it was a good start.
I am also really amped up for my writing vacation. On road trip to whatever surprise destination my husband has planned, I am hoping to finish revising the second story. However, there is a good chance I may have to write at least two more stories because the collection is too short right now. I don't want to produce books that are anything less than 150 pages because without a spine, most bookstores won't take my works.
Well, I hope you got some writing done.
Keep writing and finishing amazing projects. #barrioblues
Dr. Jesú Estrada,