Sunday, March 21, 2004
Well, its been a busy week. Finished up Cory Doctorow's Down and Out In the Magic Kingdom and downloaded and started reading Eastern Standand Tribe. I am a total Doctorow fanatic now. I have been looking up all his short fiction that is in my Best Of... collections and am constantly amazed. I have not been this enthused by a new writer's debut since reading Ian Macleod's Green. Macleod's novel's did not stand up to his early short fiction in terms of promise but Doctorow's novels have simply been outstanding. Cory's homepage is at Craphound and is a wonderful homepage. Man, it will be awesome when my site gets that sophisticated.
I decided that it might be in my best interest as a writer-wanna-be to try and publish near future, net oriented types of stories. This fits in with the "write what you know " dictum and since sci-fi is much more saleable than fantasy right now; this will be a much better thing for me to focus on. Need to focus on my "Ghost and the Elf" story and just come up with a finish for it. I can add some bravura to it later. Time to go... I will post asap this week. I have a feeling I am going to spend a lot of time up here in front of a keyboard.