brand new year to fail

I started this blog in November of 2008 with the goal of concentrating on my writing. I also wanted to focus more on my submission of writing. Back then I remember worrying that I was becoming more of a  teacher and reader than a writer and so this website was to discipline me as well as help me to record my failures and successes. As it stands now 2009 was such a successful year for me. I saw 5 short pieces selected for a variety of online and print publications and I gained much needed confidence for my writing and I do hope 2010 will bring me more successes and more opportunities to share my writing. More importantly more time as well to edit and create my work.

The other day when we heard about the Crash Online Literary Journal wanting one of my favorite stories D told me–Hey, you’re are doing it. You’re like a real writer.

Thank you, D.

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John Paul Jaramillo’s debut story collection The House of Order was named a 2013 Int’l Latino Book Award Finalist, and his most recent work Little Mocos is now available from Twelve Winters Press. In 2013 Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature listed Jaramillo as one of its Top 10 New Latino Authors to Watch and Read. He is currently a professor of composition and literature at Lincoln Land College-Springfield, Illinois.

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