So - I have a story live ...
Which means published online, as if you didn't know, as opposed to published in print.
I don't know what goes through other writers' heads when they get something published, but I'm about to be honest about what goes through mine ...
Is anybody going to read it? Does it look good on the page; are there typos, or horrible illustrations or - even worse - crappy adverts that make me and my story look bad? Is the other work published with it good, better than mine, worse than mine, awful? Do the stories complement or trash each other? Has the editor made minor changes without telling me (or even major ones - it happens) and am I happy with them? Is anybody going to read it?
Well, I'm happy to say that on this occasion I'm filled with good thoughts, not bad ones - I've been reading pulp.net for a long time, so I knew I was comfortable with the editor's approach, and I love the idea of grouping works around a theme, something like a mini-anthology for the iPod generation, the illustration pleases me, the other stories are good to read and the only changes that were made to my work were good ones and shown to me in advance for comment ... so having said all that - are you going to read it?
Labels: online publication, short story publication, www.pulp.net