The book he created sounds amazing, but unfortunately, he was getting scammed by a vanity press to pay thousands of dollars to print his book. In my mind I was thinking, "Fuck that! Fuck these scammers!" So I offered to shepherd him on publishing his book on Amazon and Ingram for free. We swapped numbers, and I sure hope he takes me up on the offer. I really want to see his artwork, too.
I think helping other writers along is one of the best things I can do to contribute to the arts. I don't now how else to put it.
Today, sadly, I only wrote for a short time because I was falling asleep at the laptop at 5a.m. Later, our long early morning Faculty negotiation was a vast disappointment because the administration is not interested in incorporating our Shared Governance language into the Contract. This frustrated me to no end, and I took a long nap after that meeting to rejuvenate. Now, I am waiting for another long strategy meeting to respond to what is happening (or not happening) at the bargaining table, so I don't think much writing will get done today. Still, something writing related happened. :)
Keep those writing happenings going, even if you just connect with other artists. #barrioblues