Sigh. Well, Hector’s Tale, the first one of a series of shorts called Nosfort Stories that I plan to publish is finally out. Of course, this one bit of information is completely worthless for anyone who hasn’t read either Cuentos or The Clayton Chronicles. In this series I plan intend to explore the stories behind certain key (but minor) characters living in my fictional town of Nosfort, Massachusetts. Be ready to meet a wide cast of ghouls, creeps and assorted monsters in this one, as it’s customary with anything that happens in this creepy town.
On this occasion, I wrote about the owner and operator of Lozano’s Junkyard; people begged me to tell them about why Hector Lozano is so creepy, since he always makes everyone around a bit nervous when he’s present. The story is a bit conventional, but, hey, the important thing is that I’m finally telling my readers (in a very conspirator manner) what’s the real deal with this sleazy Latino.
On other news, this one not as good as the previous news, is that I finished writing Fermata Girl Vs The Medallion if Doom… but the project seems fated to be shelved for a while. You see, I split the text in several chunks, 12-15 pages long, so all my writer friends could help me to proofread it a little with it before release. That way, no one could claim this part of the project would take away too much of their spare time. It worked like a charm in the beginning, but I ran out of helpful hands halfway through this step, so the novel is just about 35 percent polished, so I guess it’s stalled for the time being.
I think I’ll start looking out for more volunteers in January, when everyone is not so busy with the end of the year’s festivities. Of course, I know of at least three or four people that will be disappointed about this crazy thing not being released on Christmas as planned, but hey, that’s real life for me.