June 30th, 2008
For thirty-three 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
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
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
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.
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