I tried writing this morning, but the kids are running around the house. Instead I revised some of my work and went over "The Awakening", so I could continue writing it. I need more story ideas for my collection, so I am doing memory work on stories my dad and mom told me growing up. I haven't done one on the cucuy, which is basically a boogeyman story. So we'll see what emerges. I'm going to go old school and literally brainstorm on my laptop.
Yesterday, I was visiting an author site, and someone asked if other writers used flashbacks in a story. I thought to myself, "How can you avoid flashbacks?" I probably have too many flashbacks in my stories and should challenge myself to have fewer flashbacks. One challenge at a time.
It is really hard not to use adult language in my stories. I noticed there was an "F" bomb in "El Encantado", so I had to change it. I am sure there will be more potty words.
Well, my mother duty calls. I have to make lunch for #2.
Stay productive. #barrioblues
Dr. Jesú Estrada,