I am saddened to announce that, despite the best efforts of some of us, we did not receive enough material to move ahead with the Gay Like Me Project. We received 26 unique submissions. Half of those were poems, and the prose pieces were, with a couple of exceptions, only one to two pages long. It simply was not enough to put a book together. We began to hunt through the archives, hoping to find enough material to make it work, but it just didn't work out.
I want to thank my three editiors and helpers, Whateversexual_llama, Commander147 and The Mouse That Roared. They really stepped up to the plate. I want to also thank everyone that really put the time and effort into their pieces. If there had been more of you, I'm convinced that this project would have been successful.
I have to say, I feel let down. Given the huge response that the original posting received, I thought certain that we would have more material than we knew what to do with. But of those who volunteered, only a small percentage actually followed through with a real, well thought out piece, or any piece at all. I would have prefered that people simply not volunteer at all than to make promises that they were not willing to keep.
The Gay Like Me forum will remain up. Anyone who writes a piece that they think fits the theme of the project, I encourage you to post it there. Perhaps one day there will be enough material there to pick the project back up again. I hope those of you who write will continue to write. If you need help or advice, I'm always happy to offer whatever I can.
Thanks again all of you who met the challenge (you know who you are). You should be very proud of your effort, even though the project did not ultimately come to fruition.