Tweet of the Day: Dumbest and Smartest (Things you done on your way to publication)
A few things first:
- Thank you to all you (silent but) loyal readers you seem to pop up when I need you the most with cheerful comments and helpful insight. 😀
- A change in serial publication: I will no longer list every single installment in every posted update. Instead I will use a trick I learned from Aheïla. I will simply a link to the first installment, the preceding installment and the future one. That should cut down on my editing. I will add tabs (under the title of the blog) that have an intro to each serial and links to all current posts if you want to backtrack at any moment.
- Next Friday serial: Severus the Rogue.
- And last but not least, twenty-two days of non stop posting and counting….
Now back to the show!
We (writers) do a lot of things while we stumble half-blind toward publication (e-pub, self-pub or old fashioned carton & paper). Jessica Thomas mentions a few of the mistakes and good moves she made along the way. I agree with most of the things she posted although I sort of disagree with with the posting of material in blogs.
While it is true that getting yourself publish on journals and competitions is a great way to build a resume, and that many (if not most) such journals won’t take blog-posted material (it is deemed “already published”) that doesn’t mean you can’t build a good platform though your blog-posted stories. I am pursuing both routes. Some stories will go through the grinder of publication, other won’t.
Think of it as a divide and conquer type strategy.
Will it work? Only time will tell.
Yes, I’m a guy. Yes, I’, straight and Yes, doing the Right Thing Is Good For You and Me!