I wrote a little more of The Harvest. I am formalizing a greater enemy for the protagonist of the novel, Ashley. She is also struggling with her feelings towards Alan, who she is not supposed to love because the social conventions don't allow it.
Ashley needs a little more dirt on her, and I think she is going to have a decline in her behavior because no character is truly pure, and her ultimate goals are to provide for her mother and be successful in a crumbling society.
I also worked on my collection based on Adam Gottlieb's awesome feedback. The ending of the story I was revising is clearer and ends on a more uplifting note. However, I am still struggling with paring down some of the side stories, which my fiction tends to be riddled with and could confuse readers. Riddled is, perhaps, too strong a word. The side stories are very present.
I am also looking for someone to edit my long short story too, and I am going to ask my friend Erik Allen Yankee to help me post it online to Smash Words and Amazon or wherever. I know he is busy with his own writing and smut hustle, but I hope to pester him before I go on vacation.
And on that note, have a Happy Thanksgiving! Be grateful for your love of words and ability to read!
Write and revise. #Resist
Dr. Jesú Estrada,