Wolf Trek is done! It's just pending review on Amazon and Smashwords. This short pub took a long time to get done, not because I had it copy edited--which is a process that never ends--or because I had the cover designed by a friend. (BTW, I could never do that work up above. It looks pretty rad!) It took forever because I couldn't end it, then revised it, and went over it so many times during the copy editing and design processes. Then, of course, I had to wrestle with the Kindle Previewer which teaches me to be more patient, every time I spin one of these shorts out. I hate you KDP!
So, what is next? I am going to go over "La Bruja del Barrio Loco" one more time. I never interviewed my friend, but plan to do so. I also have a magical realism piece called "Rita vs the Duende" and after that, guess what? It's time to write fresh material, not just revise what I have done. I have a zombie one in the works. Spinning one out a week is turning out to be a big pain, but I do hope to hit that goal. I do want to aim for longer stories or a series of shorts. So each book with always be at least 60 pages long in 9x6 form.
I am still learning. For example, my pages don't bleed all the way to the edge in print, but I get thoroughly annoyed when they cut off at odd places. Then, yesterday after I saw the hard copies, I had the ridiculous epiphany to put page numbers in the table of contents, which I did for "Wolf Trek". Originally, I was just going to do digital pubs, but got thrown off by the request to set up a print file by Amazon. I figure after the fifth one I publish, I will have most of the kinks worked out and the process down.
This morning, in between waiting for the story to be converted to print and Kindle format, I wrote more of the novel The Harvest. I'm not crying about the fact that I didn't finish in June anymore, but I will keep on it. The day I finish, I may throw a party. In fact, I feel like throwing one right now.
Keep writing, even if technology pisses you off! #Resist
Dr. Jesú Estrada,