It Is Finished


I never thought I'd get here. The road was long and twisty, full of danger and heart-break. It hjas been 26 years--I have had an entire writing career while on this journey. Got a wife, divorced that wife, met my beloved, married again, got a family, moved all around the country. Yes, Hummingbird's Daughter II, the sequel, is done. the teresita Saga--my version of it--is finished.

Others want to tell it; bless them. Some folks "channel" Teresita; go, baby. I have met several people who "are" Teresita; reincarnation apparently has gone condo--you can subdivide into many new age people; does it come with cable? Curanderas and medicine people often work with Teresita in their healings; I do not doubt them.

Sandra Cisneros has been saying for years that she was going to write a Teresita book of her own. A helpful reviewer says that Teresita was proven by the historical record to be a charlatan and a crook. I have the longest bibliography, I believe, ever accumulated about her and her times. I don't know what historical record the chappie is referring to. But it is no longer my worry.

When I finished the book three days ago, I was simply...stunned. I sat there staring out the window. Not much time to bask (or fester)--I have too many projects left to finish before Christmas. And there are those poems. And those two new novels to write.

But for now, it is finished. I am happy. Hope you will be, too. It'll be available in Fall 2011.

Finally, I did a fun interview this weekend with a sublime little online lit journal. I hope you'll go over there and take a look if you like my stuff.


Ruben (not verified)

Thank you for the link to the interview. The best dang interview I've ever read! You ARE a rock star amigo! Can't wait to filter 'Humming 2' through my cine-Mind! Thank You! Thank You!

dragon (not verified)

Congrats Luis! Whew!
You are a steamroller.
Hope you take some time to relax.


Anonymous (not verified)

Don Luis, applause to you, and thank you for everything that you the lady wrote, we will wait...


lakshmi (not verified)

Congratulations! Amazing. This leg of the journey has come to an end and now, I imagine, you see the trail winding forever on through other hills and dales. I hope you paused to bask in completion for at least 5 minutes before those other projects grabbed you! It’s an incredible accomplishment that I look very forward to reading late next year. Much LOVE and many blessings La

Monica Surfaro ... (not verified)

Congratulations Luis. Teresita in Fall 2011. OK, we will wait.

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