Friday, November 13, 2015
Allowing my dreams to scare me
They say if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.
Well dear frands, I’m scared out of my mind.
Here’s a recap of what will be coming down the Estrada pipeline in the coming weeks and months.
Book 2 in the Human Cycle: I am hard at work with Book 2 and my goal is to finish it before the year is over. I will talk more about this later, but suffice to say that I’m happy with where I’m at with the book… and I rarely say that.
Latest poetry collection Captured Moments was released but an event will come along. I am very proud of this collection and am very happy with some of the poems within that I think have a very good message and pack a punch. Stay tuned for more news because being honest, some poems are good, but need to be performed for you to fully get it.
Spanish poetry collection. My first all-Spanish release will be a poetry collection and it might also be due out this year.
Bilingual collection. A couple of steps closer to this project which has been intense, but I think it shows range as a writer and I think I did pretty well in Spanish, though I won’t be the judge of that in the end. :D
Pieces for competition: recently finished and submitted a short story and a poem for competition. Will be doing more of these and as a thanks to my frands who took pictures with my books for indie author appreciation, they got a first look at these in their Thank You Packs (more news on this soon).
YA fiction book. Once I finish many of these projects, this project will take center stage. It is a story I’m very enthused by since it is in the line of the daydreams in regards to tone…. And it has flying. Lots of flying.
Noir book. I will be working on this project with the full intention of inspiring some artist to pull it off graphically. That is the challenge. We’ll see how it goes.
Greek mythology based project. Dark and different. Another project I’m looking fwd to tackling.
And then there are two other projects… the ones that scare me. A lot.
First off is a tetralogy I’ll develop during the next five years. It’ll have hints of steampunk, fantasy, and fiction. Planning and plot points are already being worked on. It’s dystopian though not dismally so and will definitely have a strong focus on imaginative scenes and dreamy landscapes.
Then there’s the one that really scares me… a project I’ll take around a decade to finish… I’ve written down plot points. I’ve written down ideas. I’ve written the scope of it… and it terrifies me. Basically I’m starting off with the wishlist… then plot points… and then will get down to working on this… but the only word I can find to describe it is massive and probably the hardest thing I do in my life.
Along with this, there’s also other projects I’m working on. Other projects that also give me that tingle of fear because of the effort it will require… yet throughout, I may feel fear, but I also feel a smile on my face. That’s what happens when you find something you believe in and can throw yourself into fully.
So here’s to the good type of fear. The one that drives us and inspires us to face the challenge and take the first grip to climb our mountains.
Peace, love, and maki rolls