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    Innocent Dreams: Author Update, January 2021

    It’s time again for another Waking From Innocent Dreams author update. In my last email, I shared a recap of 2020 and wrote about my evolution as a writer. If you missed that update, you can find it in the newsletter archives on my website.

    So Close...

    I'm afraid this update is going to be much shorter than usual. I had intended to write more, but I've been so focused on completing Act 2B that I haven't had the time or headspace to do so. There is actually a lot I want to share with you, from an interview I’m doing for the L.A. times, to my new website, to exciting developments with my documentary film, but I'm afraid those items will have to wait for another email.

    As I mentioned in my last update, I'm making a big push to get the manuscript done over the next few weeks. As the work on this section has dragged on, I started to wonder, "Am I spending too much time on this?" But all my anxieties were erased this weekend when I sat down to reread the 12 chapters that make up this section. I was pleasantly surprised with how well it hung together, and I was left feeling reassured that the extra work was worth it.

    The month ahead

    Before I can move on to Act III, I've got two chapters left to edit. I'm hoping to finish those by the end of the week, and then I will jump right into the next section. Overall I'm feeling extremely confident about the story and where it's headed. All I have left to do is to bring it home.

    I hope you have a great month, and next time I'll try to have a full update for you!


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      Separated from my family during El Salvador's civil war, by death and adoption, I am an author, filmmaker, and technologist.