Writing Patchwork #barrioblues
These last few days, my energy has been on an upswing, and I have done multiple writing and reading activities.
Revising The Harvested
I have gotten over half way done commenting and revising my novel. My editor says he’s ready for it whenever I send it, but I plan on revising it one more time. I am also talking to medical experts and biologist to fill in some of the science. I may not use it all, but I am taking a page from L. Ron Hubbard’s advice on researching.
“Nail Shop Warriors" Done!
This collaborative work with Author Hector Cruz turned out great! We submitted it to Unreal from The Great Void for the speculative fiction anthology. If it doesn’t make it, we are going to either submit it elsewhere or make it longer. Let’s just say Fu and Lisa have a demon lord to battle.
Book Reviews, Book Reviews, Book Reviews!
I have reviewed five books these last few weeks. I recommend all of these books.
1. Tales of the Southwest ed. John Green
2. The Priest of Orpagus, P.C. Darkcliff
3. The End of the World Running Club, Adrian J. Walker
4. The Last Dog on Earth, Adrian J. Walker (get the audio version)
5. The Librarian at the End of the World, Mark Miller
Do you have a book you want reviewed honestly, no quid pro quo? I invite you to join Penned in the City on Facebook. I buy all the books, review them, then do a give away for people who promote the books. It’s a great way to network.
Did a Darned Good Vlog
I posted a vlog on Facebook where I read a couple of poems, including the one below, and I read part of “Nail Shop Warriors.” I really enjoyed reading that work! Plus, a lot of folks listened in. Cool, right?
You can watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/drmariajestrada/videos/522185288628467/
The Best Bit
My absolute highlight was connecting with Author Adrian J. Walker. He appreciated the positive reviews, all well-deserved. AND he is sending me a complimentary copy of his last book. I am, of course, going to buy the Audio and Kindle books because I read faster with different mediums. That gift really made my week.
A Love Letter for Me!
I also got a “love letter” from my wonderful writer-friend Steve Carr. How beautiful is this? Quite!
[It started with me, Author M Jesú Estrada I worship the ground you walk on, Steven Lester Carr!]
Steven Lester Carr Hi Jesu. You are the song of birds, the icing on cake, the shine of the moon, the quench of thirst, the gentleness of a feather, the magic of clouds, the mystery of time, the beauty of trees, the softness of a kitten, the laughter of a child, the ocean breeze, the scent of cinnamon, a whisper, an orchestra, my friend.
I love being Steve’s friend. :)
Well, these are just the latest bits! What wonderful writing things are happening in your neck of the woods? Do tell! #barrioblues
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