A few things recently –
I participated in a poetry reading for Palabra Pura’s 13th season at La Bruqueña in Humboldt Park here in Chicago. I read a poem from my poetry collection published with Raw Dog Screaming Press, Poems of My Night which was nominated last year for both an International Latino Book Award and an Elgin Award.
The reading was absolutely wonderful, and it was great to read with fellow Boricuas (Puerto Rican) poets.
The next thing is after writing for a gagillion years, I finally decided ‘Hey, maybe someone needs to read what the hell I write before I submit it.’ So, I have a critique partner now (waves, hi critique partner). So far, it’s certainly helping find things that I need to fix in my novel – which there’s a lot to fix.
As I said previously, I’m working on a supernatural detective horror novel based here in Chicago. I’m actually in the process of rewriting it and so it’s kinda up in the air right now. However, I’m going to kill myself to get it prepped and ready for…
I’m going to a writer’s conference soon. I’ll post more about that later on, after the conference. I’ll be pitching to agents there who are looking for horror. So, wish me luck.
Overall, wish me luck in getting this book in shape and wish me luck at the writer’s conference, which is still not for some time.