Also, I finished rewriting the last story of my first-ever young adult short story collection. I took the advise from my Facebook friend Hector Cruz, and changed the love story line. It is more realistic and truer to the main character. I am going over the hard copy of that story this morning, if I have the energy, which I do. I am really striving to write beautiful stories in this collection. I was deeply inspired by a great story I read last night from Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, "A Song Before the Sunset". I want to write like that.
I also got the book Bloodchild: And Other Stories by Octavia Butler with my birthday Amazon gift card. That is a much deserved treat.
Well, my work is cut out for me today, and I have two paper piles to get through, including short stories by my students.
Reach your writing goals and maybe, give yourself a little reward. #barrioblues