NaPoWriMo 2014!

So, I nearly forgot that it’s one of my favorite months, April, and that means it’s NaPoWriMo! In addition to writing one story a week this year I am also participating in NaPoWriMo. Last year’s NaPoWriMo is currently being drafted for a poetry collection, and that along with the work I produce this month will be the culmination of that collection. Therefore, I’m not particularly sure I can post the poems again this year, which I’m a bit sad about.


Nonetheless, I will post the titles of each poem that I produce each day. I think that may be a good measure. I also will start updating you on how my story a month process is going, which it’s going pretty well. I have several short stories I have developed and I’m looking forward to writing and editing more.


Regarding my reading, I’ve been doing a lot of research for my poetry collection and I have several books coming in today that I’m very much looking forward to pouring through. I’m now reading The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. Last week, I finished reading the detective classic by Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon and I’ve been thinking of Sam Spade since! In keeping with the detective theme, I will be reading with the Mystery Writers Association of America this Saturday in my lovely city of Chicago. We’re going to read detective and mystery stories at a local pub and I’m looking forward to spending time with some wonderful writers.


In other news, Burial Day Books will be participating in the Pop-Up Book Fair at the Hemingway Museum in Oak Park this Saturday. This spring is already turning out to be very busy, but busy is good.




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Cynthia Pelayo

Cynthia (cina) Pelayo is the author of short story collection Loteria and the young adult horror novel Santa Muerte published by Post Mortem Press. Her short stories and poems have appeared in DM, Weird Year, Flashes in the Dark, SNM Horror Magazine, Seedpod, Static Movement, and more. Pelayo is the Publisher/Gravedigger of Burial Day Books and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. She is currently at work on two novels and a series of short stories and poems. You can find her on Twitter at @cinapelayo or at