Flashback: June 11, 2000

This is the oldest rerun I’ll be doing, from fourteen years ago. Roughly six months after I wrote that, I left Nevada and returned home to Michigan. Here’s a little background on the Warner Novel Contest mentioned below. (Spoiler: I didn’t win.) And while I did submit Foundling to various places, it ended up being one of my trunk novels.


As a few people have noticed, I haven’t been posting much here lately.  Reasons?  Had a guest for a week, been working a lot when I can, and I hadn’t touched the novel in a long time.  Since this is supposed to be a writing journal, I was a bit embarrassed to post anything before I got back to writing.

But now I have.  I’ve re-revised the first two chapters of Foundling, and I’m hoping to have the first three ready to submit to the Warner Novel Contest by the 15th.  It’ll be tight, which is my own fault, but I still think I can do this.  (Whether I can then revise the rest of the novel in time to send it in, assuming they want to see it, is another question…)

In other happy news, my article “Build a Better Psychologist” came out in the last issue of Speculations.  And I saw that my story “Hasa Kesla” is scheduled for the very last issue of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine.  Strange to think that I’ll be in the last issue of the magazine that sent me my first rejection letter.  But that should be out, probably in the next 6 to 8 months or so.  (Don’t worry, I’ll let everyone know 🙂

Aside from that, there’s not much to report.  But I think it can be safely assumed at this point that Elko, Nevada is not the ideal writing environment for me.  I had two story ideas within 24 hours of leaving for vacation last month, but not a one in the weeks since I got back.  One more reason to think about getting out of here….