I know a lot of publishers would like you to have some stuff on the internet to generate more sales and word-of-mouth. . It's funny how that works, but it does. I work for a publisher and yea, it's like if you have stuff up it's sometimes better .But every situation is different. So you have to do what is right for you. Sometimes pulling would be better, i can understand that.
Stop spanking me Nikki! Im good!
Yeah I know what you are saying. I think I have 4 stories up online currently and it's been great for word of mouth and people approaching me about work. But I definitely don't want to pretend to give first rights to a publisher when they aren't there. I don't think any publishing house is gonna be cool with being stiffed in that manner. I actually worked at an intellectual property law firm for over a year when I was in law school and people get pretty darn pissy and protective over that kind of thing. And it's really messy because cyber law is such a new area of law.
So yeah you can put your work out there as much as possible and I wouldn't be all freaky about not letting people see your work but I would be very careful of how you present a work to a publisher. You might burn a bridge through inadvertently misleading someone.
exceot for the exclamation points. those are bad. need more spanks.
@covewriter you are a silly girl who needs a spanking. Which pub do you work for? U.S. or Canada?
Yes it's a whole new world. I think since you are known it makes a bigger difference. I'm sorry i didnt' think of that. For someone like me it does not really matter so much. I'm in publishing industry and it has been crazy working out deals for e-book vs. p-book. Haha. but we will all survive. Didn't mean to criticize Nikki. All good?
US im not sure im allowed to say. they have sooo many restrictions on us. its a big one though. sales and marketing, not writing. But writing is what i want to do.
Oh yeah it's all good and feel free to call bullshit. That's totally respected. :-) I'm not well known like Richard is in the short story realm although I have a few out. My focus and world is more about the scriptwriting really. That said short stories are a proving ground. I didn't worry about my exposure until recently bec like you it was really pointless. :-)
Silly girl! Oh no no you misread my friend. Smart. At least in my own opinion.
At least we are now friends i hope. i am sorry for earlier evil message.
It's all good cove I can be a total douchebag. I try not to be but I do get a bit aggressive. We friends :-)
Damn i really like you.Our friendship took the story arc in a few short e-mails. That's nice. If you feel same.
So will you tear apart stories for me girlfriend? haha.I need all the help i can get.
Totally! I arc I arc! Should be like my bumper sticker. I can tell you're a fast processor too. That's coo.
We're like all closer for all the turmoil and it makes me all misty eyed because sometimes all the beauty that is life just wells up inside me to the extent that it leaks out my orifices. For shiz yo. Heh heh.
Forum hugs. Slobber slobber.
I'd be happy to look at your stories.
Awesome. You are now my new favorite person. How the night changes.
Actually went to a writers meeting tonight. It is for writers in Nashville. Got some goot contacts, Inspiration has to come from me, yes?
Ah @cove I'm like all gushy now! Have a great night. Im going night night. :-)
Aww... I love girl on girl love. HAHA! ;) glad to see new friendships being formed because of this. Utah has achieved a much greater success with War than we all anticipated. Well done Utah!
wow. that was like an episode of Days of Our Lives in one stretch of comments.. misgivings... misunderstandings... circling.... jabbing.. discussing... more discussing... tears.. happy spanking... words of love... more spanking... a friendship forged... and END SCENE!!
gag me with a spoon
obviously you haven't been watching Days since you were seven!!!
I actually orchestrated all of that without even posting in the thread during. I sit in the back seat, pulling a string here, a string there. The cockles and sub-cockles of my heart are warmed.
And yes to the previous question: When the round is over, your story file will be erased from the forums.
So, are the matches all closing today and winners getting their new prompts and we can finally, FINALLY talk about the results amongst each other?
Hmm. Well, the polls are scheduled to run until Sunday. But there is this thought of closing them today for discussion. What does everybody feel about that? Specifically, what do all the people who are not leading in their battles feel about that? There is enough disparity in some battles that more time wouldn't make a difference, while other are very close.
Voting has seemed to have slowed down, but some people might still be making their way through all the stories. I just assumed it would be done on Friday because we started early last week, which is silly, yes, but not stupid.
Actually, I wanted to run the polls for 6 days, which would have made them over tomorrow, but could not find that as an option.
oooh, but what about the people that would get reading time tonight since it's friday and there's no work tomorrow?
yes. my brain works from a place that friday night means possible extra reading time.
Oh, it's still an option. Because you made it one.
@Manda - That's a fine thing, you know. You're cool in my books.
I'd like this to run til Sunday please. I still have to vote in a couple matchups and probably cannot get it done today. That, and I hope more LitRs get involved and put all results heels over head. Just for the sake of chaos and the unexpected.
I tend to lean toward Amanda's way of thinking, though. There are people who will want to dedicate time to it tonight and tomorrow. Myself included. So, much as I would like to do a big reveal tonight, we should wait. However, tomorrow night might be an option.
This is turning into such a grody contest, ugh, gag me with a spoon.
I'm also fine with a big reveal earlier if all the votes are in and every poll has a final decision one way or the other. Tst, big reveal? What are you doing card tricks or something, tst, tst.
there are some REALLY CLOSE matches that keep going back and forth by one...
I know! It's driving me crazy!
If they are tied, eliminate them both lol
@Alien: technically, you and your opponent are tied at zero votes.
Alien has my vote. His opponent (not featured in this thread) and I had an understanding involving a cricket bat and jumper cables. So that's 1-0 then, right? Clear victory!
I have one vote on best overall story so there and Grigori likes me, that is all that matters.
Alien advances to Round 2!
grig and his cricket bat. solving problems since 1976.
Grigory, I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but in a few moments or days Alien is going to ask you for photographs of yourself, if he hasn't already. Then he'll likely ask you if your hair is that color everywhere or, if you're still shaving your head, ask you if you're clean-shaven all over.
I'm not saying it's wrong to give him the pictures he requests. That's entirely between you and your personal code of ethics.
It beats the alternative. Because let's be honest, I still have the jumper cables.
Utah, I asked Grigori about his penis in his intro thread, that ship has sailed.
All the guys on here share nude photos, it's a dude thing, bro.
I feel deeply hurt that you've never asked me for nude pics, alien. I've been wondering why I've had a case of the feelings lately, and now I realize why.
Utah, I have already seen your penis in my dreams. It was floating around in a sandwich shop. I wonder what Freud would say.
He would probably say that I like sandwiches. Which is true. I do like sandwiches.
I don't know what he would say about you.