Since I didn't have the energy to write this morning, I thought I would re-design the cover for my long short story "La Bruja del Barrio Loco". I like the text and the colors and all, but the image doesn't speak to the content. This new image at the bottom carries enough cultural connotations, and I left the orange grove picture, since it plays a role in the setting.
There was another image of skulls, but that didn't quite do it for this cover.
Anyway, I was going to write a little more in my novel, but my energy is really low. I didn't think being sick could fuck with your creative writing process like this cold is messing with mine.
Hopefully tomorrow the writing will flow. I will still keep showing up, every day! It's what I do now, and it is fucking awesome.
Dr. Jesú Estrada, Pen Name: María J. Estrada Chicago, IL
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********************* MARIA J. ESTRADA is an English college professor of Composition, Literature, and her favorite, Creative Writing. She grew up in the desert outside of Yuma, Arizona in the real Barrio de Los Locos, a barrio comprised of new Mexican immigrants and first-generation Chicanos. Drawing from this setting and experiences, she writes like a loca every minute she can—all while magically balancing her work and family obligations. She lives in Chicago’s south side with her wonderfully supportive husband, two remarkable children, and two mischievous cats.