Wanderings

Anything you dream is fiction,
and anything you accomplish is science,
the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
- Ray Bradbury
September 30th, 2004

On Ben Klibreck

I submitted “On Ben Klibreck” to SDO Ghost today. I reread the guidelines and I probably missed the next issue which is Tomorrow Morning – stupid me. I hope that the editor doesn’t hold it until January. I wonder if there is much of a market for Ghost Fiction other than SDO Ghost. $5 a story isn’t much of a market for 5,000 words.

I wrote 3500 words today from about 1:30pm to 3:45pm. I had the opening part finished and I had written part of the ending (I find it easier if I have a “target”). The rest was all fresh stuff, but this kind of story writes itself. My only regret is that I did not use more Scottish dialect. I was afraid of sounding phony.

Update: SDO Ghost’s cutoff date was two weeks ago – me stupid.






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