Recently, I was going through a weird morale/writing slump. I guess I had the barrio blues. Ha ha. Most of it is probably due to the weather change because when it gets colder I want to hibernate, so I haven't been able to get up at 3a.m to write. This morning I woke up with a lot of writing energy and was going to stay home, when my husband monkey-wrenched the writing session I had planned and asked, "Doesn't your morning go better when you go to church?" Duh.
Now, I am writing this blog on my laptop as we head for morning Mass. Afterwards, I am going to go back home and continue where I left off, book 3 in La Bruja del Barrio Loco.
I also finally narrowed down a title for my next collection Not Your Abuelita's Folk Tales. Thank you friends for the feedback. I can't wait to work with my friend on the next cover, and see how that title looks. I also have another cool title The Veil, which I may use instead of The Awakening. I like both titles. Of course, both The Awakening and The Veil are quite popular on Amazon, but oh well.
Finally, I am going to grow a pair of balls, again, and email the manager of 57th Street Books, to see if I can drop off a couple of copies of La Bruja del Barrio Loco. What do I have to lose? If he says no, well ni mido.
When you are feeling like you are all alone in your writing cave, get your friends and family to help out. #barrioblues
Dr. Jesú Estrada,