Finding lost friends

I stopped writing short stories a long time ago. Hell, I stopped writing pretty much completely for a long, long time. But now that I’ve been writing novels for the past couple of years, I decided to revisit my finished short stories–some of them with hand-written rejection notes from the editor of Redbook–and see if they were good enough to publish now. (When I say a long time, I’m talking the 90s.) So I went looking for them in my […]

Retrieving XyWrite files

Yep, that’s what I’m going to be doing this week–retrieving files I wrote using XyWrite, which was a fabulous word processing program written by some of the guys that brought you Atex, the typesetting system I learned in the early 1980s. I went looking for my old short stories and discovered that I had totally effed up putting them on my last computer from the one before that. So I dug up my old Sony Vaio over the weekend, as […]