In 2013, I registered my first unpublished work, called The Soul’s Perspective. This was a second big step towards immersing myself into the publishing arena. The first one had been via my graphic designer bone1, through which I had earned a position as a layout artist in an aviation magazine. Thanks to this job, and other gigs of the kind, I got to learn a lot about editorial design.
So, even though I knew this first registered text needed a lot of work, a first milestone had been reached. Nevertheless, if I wanted to be published (or self-published), I had to learn to write professionally.
Having done a great deal of research, I decided to jump into a translation course, the best I could find here in Buenos Aires (yes, I was raised in Argentina, and born, in 1969).
I started studying English-Spanish Literary Translation At Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández,” and got almost halfway through my degree. At the time, I found it was the best way of learning to write properly2, both in Spanish and English. Because, against all good advice, I have always enjoyed writing my narrative in English.
Then, at one point, and following my intuition, I decided to turn towards studying Publishing. I knew there was this interesting course at Filo/UBA3 called Edición. It had started in 1992 offering a technical degree that a few years later changed into an undergraduate one4.
Slow-paced, I had passed five out of twenty-four subjects before the pandemic. Then, due to home-office, I could dedicate myself to studying non-stop for almost two years. Today, I’m two subjects away from graduation.
During quarantine, I also made the time to round up my writing of several years in three books. I had every intention of publishing them through Ingramspark, but chickened out and let them resting in the platform, a click away from reaching the world ☜(ˆ▽ˆ).
This year, I reread them and decided to publish them as they were. That’s why I built this blog, to reedit the texts for a future second edition of each. The books are:
Imaginable, short narratives touching the concepts of death, afterlife, parallel lives and the dimensions of existence.
Intro, an introspective narrative dealing with the relation universe-human.
Multiversal, a story told from the viewpoint of a fifteen-year-old girl who lives with her mother and friends in a strange city that cyclically suffers a total reconfiguration.
In this blog, you'll also find a number of microstories I wrote between the years 2011 and 2016.
I hope you like it.
I obtained my Graphic Designer degree from FADU/UBA (Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism at University of Buenos Aires). ↩
As I’m writing this, I have dropped out of the Traductorado and enrolled in Artes de la Escritura (Writing Arts) at UNA (National University of The Arts), where one can become a writer. This undergraduate course was created in 2016. Its curriculum was insanely long, for which it was reformed in 2019 to make it possible for human students to get their degree. ↩
Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at University of Buenos Aires. ↩
The degree used to be called Técnica en Edición. Now it’s Editora and they’re going for Licenciada en Edición. ↩