(My fiction will follow the same rules as my book reviews. If my work includes use or mention of gerfunkle, I will let you know.)
A lot of this stuff is old.
Not super old. More like five years old or so, and I’m at that age where five years is a flash in the bucket instead of a minor eternity. What you’ll see here will cover a lot of different topics, things that have interested me for a moment and then fallen away. Short stories. Starts that never got stops. I think part of being a writer is exploring what you’re interested in. I’ve found my niche now, but it took a while to get there, and I like to think there are still fruits of everything I’ve toyed with left in my pecan pie.
One day, I’m going to advertise a full length book here. One day I’m going to shoot off some of my babies to magazines, hoping they’re good enough for a nibble. I’m thinking it will be one day soon – I am, after all, creating this site. Letting people see what I’ve been sticking in hard drives for however long. You’re only getting the best of the best here, the things that I can re-read and not hate. I hope you like them. If you do, let me know. If you don’t, let me know that too. It’s all part of the journey.
Ultimately, though, my thought is that to really invest in a whole book, I want to know if I like the author’s style. If I like their themes. Do I enjoy the kinds of characters that they do? The topics that they’re interested in writing? If not, then there’s really no point in digging deeper. We all like to read a few pages before we take it over to the register, no?
I hope you pull up a seat and stay a while. If my words can do that much, I’m happy with that.