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Greetings, new readers!

This is a back-dated post (yes, LiveJournal allows one to back-date to the future! No paradoxe is too strong for LJ!) for anyone coming by and wondering what this journal is about.

Simply put, what you will find here is writing. I write two serials, and participate every year in National Novel Writing Month. Almost everything I write finds its way here eventually.

If you're interested in reading my work (and I assume you are, since you're here), you may wish to start at the beginning instead of reading the posts in reverse chronological order, which is also an order that makes very little sense as stories (especially the serials) are not always posted as discrete entities unto themselves.

I have therefore linked all the serial instalments and book chapters in the Memories section of this journal. The URL for the whole shebang is this: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=secret_history

The following URLs will take you to each individual opus:

Beyond the Pale: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=secret_history&keyword=Beyond+the+Pale&filter=all

This is my first attempt at a serial. It has been ongoing for over two years now and publishes once a week on Tuesdays. It's set in the 19th-century American West, with a twist or two...

Conflation: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=secret_history&keyword=Conflation&filter=all

This serial is a science fiction piece, set in an indeterminate universe sometime in the future. It publishes every two weeks, on Thursdays.

Afternoon Snack of the Living Dead: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=secret_history&keyword=Afternoon+Snack+of+the+Living+Dead&filter=all

This is my 2006 National Novel Writing Month project. It's about zombies! The title is a tongue-in-cheek working title only. I'm actually attempting something at least semi-serious, here. I'm posting scenes as I finish them, raw and unedited, as the motto for NaNoWriMo is: "No retreat, no revision, no regrets."

Those are the three main projects that are available to the viewing public here. However, there are plenty of other tidbits to be found in the rest of the journal, if you're inclined to peruse further. I hope to have the Memories section fully updated by December 2006, but can't make any promises.

Feedback is welcome and can be left in comments or sent by email. I actually prefer comments (non-LiveJournal users be warned that LJ sometimes eats anonymous comments without warning), so that I can keep all my writing-related stuff in one place, but I'm not all that fussy about it.

I hope you enjoy your time on this modest page, and look forward to hearing from you.

Yours truly,



Dear new and returning readers,

I have created a website (with LOTS of help from the lovely and talented joane) to house my writing in a more structured and organized fashion. You will now find the majority of my prose (and occasional poetry) at Midnight Crossroads. Everything that I have posted here at secret_history will remain here for posterity, but the vast majority of new material will appear on the new website. I will update here periodically, but it will be primarily to give updates on what's happening at the other website.

Thanks for your understanding!