I honestly don't know if it's a Latino thing or how my weird brain works. In my family, we can't tell a story without embedding a few more. In fact, my mother is the queen of annoying tangents. That's why I'm never going to run out of material. Every time I go home or to visit family, the stories are often weirder than fiction.
Maybe that's why white people don't like us.
Anyway, I also worked on my novel and am filling in the narrative more. I've been very dialogue heavy, and have been introducing too many characters, so I am going to focus on the ones that I have established. Right now, the draft is at 174 single-spaced pages, but I suspect the chapters are too short for chapters. That really is up to me. Chapter conventions don't really matter, and I don't even think the length needs to be uniform or consistent.
Speaking of not giving a shit about norms, I am going to see Junot Diaz this Friday! I missed him last time he came to Chicago. I don't want to hype it up too much, but I love his work! I will try to take pictures, maybe even get a book signed, if I can find a clean copy of one. (Oh, that is funny cuz he curses like a Brooklyn whore in his work.)
Screw conventions. #Resist