Okay, Okay, I admit it. I like reading people saying nice stuff about my work.
It might not come with a cheque, and I don’t get to ‘casually’ throw into conversations: ‘oh, you might want to read my story being published in [insert magazine here] when it comes out in November’, but it still works for me.
Anyone who’s been keeping up with this site – so far: me, and ‘keeping up with’ is perhaps generous -may have noticed a couple more links have been added to the Stories page. Both of these go to www.abc.tales.com, where I have been enjoying adding new stories. I’ve had a number of comments on them, which have all been nice so far. And I have to admit my ego is really appreciating it.
I’ve found the ‘Inspiration Point’ feature to be particularly useful. The latest stories are works based on that. It’s a weekly writing cue to inspire contributors. The previous one was “guarded letters” which inspired my story “unguarded letters”, and the latest has been “divide the world” from which I came up with “fifty-fifty”. And apparently there are people out there who seemed to like it.
I am working as well on editing a few more stories for (hopefully) publication. All going well I hope to be submitting a couple of stories to Interzone and Black Static magazines in the next few weeks……