Out of all the parts of the writing process, revision is what I struggle with the most. It’s something I need to practice regularly and be just as diligent about. Over the weekend, I revised both “The Long Walk” and “Paranoia: The Corrido of Andrea Quinta”. Once "Paranoia" comes out on Smashwords and Amazon, you will have to read the improved ending, which is not as “purvy” or confusing as the original ending.
Revising is hard because it forces you to cut and remold sections you love. It leaves you exhausted, not energized like when you word vomit and create. However, it is a really important part of the writing process, and I am committed to giving my all to every part of crafting my fiction and poetry and book covers.
Today, my writing goals are to copy edit the stories one last time, revise the book cover to reflect both story titles, and work on my novel The Harvest.
I do have a bit of bad news. Weebly says I have maxed out my file uploads, so I will have to suspend the posting of files and images for a while. I am going to upgrade to the Premium option on Weebly, so be patient while this overhaul takes place. I suppose that’s the universe telling me to publish my shit and not take up so much Weebly bandwidth, but 100MB is not a whole lot.
Well, this morning, my family and I are heading back to Chicago for a Memorial Day Barbecue. I hope you all have a great rest of the weekend!
Keep writing and honor the heroes in your life. #Resist!
Dr. Jesú Estrada,