Friday, October 13, 2017

Cross Post: Meetings, Meetings, Meetings--Novel, Niet Yet

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cross Post: Got Awesome Editor Feedback on My Story Collection!!!

Monday, October 09, 2017

Cross Post: Te Quiero Mas, Y Mas, Y Mas, a Novel Excerpt and Not so Short Story

I wrote another section of The Harvest. I am pretty happy with it and am developing the androids more.   

I am also revising my long short story, "La Bruja del Barrio Loco, " posted here (just scroll down a bit to the Scrib'd file).  Except for the pacing, I am not sure how to make major changes, which is not a wonderful reality to admit in a blog.  That is why I need an ideal reader, universe!  Send one over quick, before I start more projects.

See, I think I spent so much time working on that story, that it doesn't need radical changes.

Regardless after I finish reading it, I am going to print it and cut it up and stitch it back together.  In fact, my son wants me to read it to him, which I will.  He has a good ear and asks great questions.

Oooooh, and my friend has an awesome idea for the cover.  I can't wait to see it!

Keep at it.  #Resist

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Yes, my novel draft posted on the first time!  Woooooh.

So about this next bit.  Well, it wasn't planned at all, but I added another android to the story line.  They will play an important role in how Ashley and Allen reunite, which yes, I have already written in my head.

I am going to explore that age old question:

     Who will save man, or woman, when she loses her humanity?  Will
     they save themselves?

I don't want my answer to be such a fucking downer like some sci-fi novels, short stories, movies, and shows.  You know what I'm talking about.

So, here it is:  The Harvest

On a totally random note, I just discovered Rupi Kaur and was informed about the plagiarism conflict or alleged plagiarism with another Tumblr poet.  I am a noob when it comes to Tumblr poetry.  Regardless, I was introduced to Rupi Kaur by my U.S. Latin American students, and I have to say that I like how she reads and performs.  Young people seem to really like her work.

On page the poems may seem obvious and oversimplified, but I like her work.

My friend and poet Todd Heldt, who is not an internet sensation, yet, but has published a number of books created a contest on Facebook to spoof Kaur's poetry.  Of course, as a woman of color, I was deeply offended.  But as someone who likes to have fun, I created the following and am hoping to win the coffee cup prize.

(Rupi Kaur, if you are reading this, which is 100% unlikely, I think you are an amazing woman and an accomplished writer.  Respect.)

Have fun today.  #Resist  (Respect all poets.)