June 30th, 2008
years, I tried to to get my science fiction stories published in the science fiction magazines. Without success.
I can't say they're as good as all, but I think they're better than some, and I think some people might've enjoyed them if
only they could have seen them.
So, right now, I'm trying something different. I'm taking a few of my most
recent rejected manuscripts, and putting them up on the Web for all to see. Here they are.
I'll be tweaking
this site over the next few months.
I haven't yet set up an e-mail account specifically for this site. Those
I've told about it already know where to reach me. But if anyone else happens upon this site, and wants to communicate
with me, try my mailing address:
P. O. Box 100371
Cape Coral, Florida, 33910-0371
is all still new to me so I hope it works. I haven't updated much because I haven't had anything to add.
I've added two more stories---my entire 2009 finished-work output.
Two more stories...my
most recent output. Mostly I was writing in 2010 and revising in 2011.
It's been suggested
that e-publishing might be the way for me to go. I'm considering it. But I think these works may be too short
for something serious.
Another two stories up...one, SF,
bounced by the major markets...and another, which wasn't SF or Internet Fan Fiction or anything I usually write, but which
I've had on hand for awhile and decided to put up.
I had a third story ready to go, but it'll have to wait until it gets rejected at least
one more time.
After a two-year absence, I finally put up some more stories. I've had a couple
of requests, believe it or not.
This covers my "finished" output for the last two years. It's not that
I haven't been productive. I've worked on this or that, but for one reason or another didn't finish them. One
recent attempt at a novel that stretched out much longer than anything here, but after two versions I put it aside. Other
short stories that I finished, but didn't seem quite right enough to polish off.
I may get back
to any or all of them. Plus there are new stories to write.
I hope to be back here more often.
To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of my writing career, I post another story. I've got one other ready
to go (again), but I'm still pondering sending it out one more time. Other things exist in rough draft, but I never
know whether I'll get back to work on them or not. There's always something else, and, when I think of it, who am I
writing for but myself?
I've been fairly prolific the last year, with some work
on assorted novels. I actually finished one in draft, but I've got to do some more revision and polishing. You
may be seeing it sooner or later. I have some ideas about how I'll put it out, but I'll get back to you on that. (It's
not really SF or fantasy, either.) Self-publishing is looking pretty good, though.
I've neglected this
site for a few years, but I'm here now. I'm putting up a couple of old stories I should have put up a while ago, and
may, sometime soon, put up something else. I've got to go through my stuff and see what I still like, or might like
better with a revision or two.
Nothing much to report except I retired. It hasn't
meant that much more time to write, though I have written several things---nothing particularly satisfying, though.
I might think better of it later.
Not wanting to let
an anniversary pass, though not having much of anything to post---I haven't completed anything I've thought worthy of submitting
anywhere in years.
So I've resurrected this. It's long enough
to be a short novel, though I never sent it out to anybody. It's not science fiction, though it might read like it is. Maybe it's a teen novel. Either way, I liked it when I wrote it, so here