Saturday, July 24, 2010


John Levitt says the next Dog Days novel will be his last for a while. He's tired of working on that series and is going to do a different one. I can understand that even as I say rats, that was a good series. If anyone, who might be reading this likes to read, pick up "Dog Days" and the following novels. Good reading. His writing is getting better too.


I dreamt about writing the other night. Maybe It was wishful thinking since it had to do with a new Star Trek contest, combined with my subconscious thinking I'm not writing enough.  :)  

I wish I could recall the story. I saw only half of it but I recall thinking even though it took place in the ST universe no ST characters were in it. Which would make it easy enough to file off the numbers and make it nonST. But the only two things I can recall is that it was rather short, 3,000 to 4000 words and it had to do something with saving a colony on a planet. Don't know what planet or saving them from what. 

I recall seeing the story on my computer scene, of course the screen was different from my real life one... either one. This one was set in a desk top so I was looking down at it. I could see a page on the screen, but as I said I can't recall any of it. 

Wonder what type of story my subconscious would come up with and how its writing is. Better than mine, or worse, the same? 

Saturday, July 10, 2010


I managed also to send a E-mail to John Levitt, last night.

Last week I sent one to C. E. Murphy. Haven't heard back from her yet but she may be one of those who answers only some E-mails.

Which reminds me I need to respond to one Dean sent me about his workshops. As of right now it looks like I won't be able to go to the one I really want to go to.

Partly because of my Mother-in-Law. I have mentioned her in a couple of previous posts. I don't feel like explaining why that is a problem, it will take too long, but she is.

Stories out--88th

Managed to send out seven stories today, which includes my 88th story.

Nice if that's the that sells but....

Friday, July 9, 2010

Interesting Market

Glitch in the continuum. Love that name.

They pay only a cent a word but maybe that's al my writing in worth...if that much,

Thursday, July 8, 2010

One market's checklist

One market has a checklist they mark off with their rejection. Kinda like what Dean Wesley Smith used to do with the latter Strange New Worlds rejections. But this guy has a longer list.

Of course it wasn't what they wanted, even though they marked send another one but how many times do they not check that box?

WotF Again and again

Blew it again. So much for improved writing. Didn't even get a bookmark--don't know if that was forgetfulness or cost saving idea or so low on the writing level that I don't get one.

Don't know why they bother crossing out contestant and putting my name, it's obvious it's a form letter.

They hope I have another story, yeah right. They like bad writing.

But at least they change the form each time makes it not quite so bad having to read the same No each time

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Agents and novels

If anyone is reading this and if anyone of you are writing And/or written a book pay attention.

You really need to read the discussion on Under or below his free story post.

The post dealing with rule myths. Agents, they are a-changing and not for the good.

it sounds like more and more it's better to use a lawyer. There are still some agents and they are helping some new writers but as I said they are a-changing.

Double check any agents you want to do business with and remember they work for you not you for them