a change in the process

Every writer has his or her own process. Because I began my professional writing career really early and with a strict weekly deadline that I had to meet, aside from all my schoolwork (I was still in high school), I needed to think and write fast and submit as quickly as possible. The work was…Read more a change in the process


I'm not as good as I want to be as a writer. I've accepted that fact that I'm more of an idea, concept, structure person than I am an actual writer. That goes with my poetry, my scripts, my fiction. There's always something really flawed with my execution and I've accepted that fact. At my…Read more better

an exercise in film editing

Yesterday, I spent eight hours working with my Dad and our editor, Jonathan Lindaya, re-editing an old television movie my Dad and Lore Reyes worked on. It was aired back in 1995 and it was cut to a little less than 50 minutes, but they had an original one hour and 51 minute cut for…Read more an exercise in film editing

Building the Collection

Just the other day, I got an e-mail from one of the journals┬áthat I sent poems to for publication. They told me they are going to publish my work (both poems) and I'm overjoyed about it. These poems are two of my strongest Instagram poems but they have been edited and refined. I fixed the…Read more Building the Collection

American Sniper: Neither Here nor There

I didn't like Clint Eastwood's American Sniper. And I usually have great interest in his work ever since I saw Million Dollar Baby. I didn't like Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. But Million Dollar Baby stayed with me. The slowly unfolding of events and the deliberate pacing, the steady creep of the…Read more American Sniper: Neither Here nor There