Monday, September 04, 2006
Q & A 84 Continuation Questions
With the continuations, how do you choose? Do you wait for several to be submitted, than choose your favorite or do you just wait until one hits you, even if it is the very first one submitted.
As soon as there's a great one, I choose it and remove the opening from the queue, so others don't waste their time continuing that one. Often there's a pretty good continuation, and I hope for better, only to get another pretty good one, and another, until soon I have six pretty good ones, at which point I see if I can combine two into a great one. If not, I see if I can improve one into a great one. If not, can I write a great one myself? If not, it may sit there ten days feeling unpopular until I take pity on it and use the best one I have.
Hey, does this count as a publication credit?
You know, I would like to own a book containing the best of the New Beginnings. They make good reading, but a book is more convenient than an archive (and a better gift). No one would buy it except minions, and not a lot of them, as it's available free.
If I were to start Evil Editor Publishing, and make such a book available to more people than just myself, I would want to be sure that each contributor was credited (unless they preferred otherwise), and that anyone who didn't want their work included could bow out. It seems unlikely anyone who submits to this blog, which is seen by thousands, would object to having the same work in a book that would be seen by maybe a hundred at best, but you never know. It would count as pub credit. You don't have to admit in your query that you contributed only 38 words. Just say, My work appeared in the anthology _______________.
I've no idea if it's something I'll go through with, but for starters, if you guys would email me your responses to the following:
I am responsible for New Beginning(s) #____________.
I am responsible for Continuation(s) #______________.
If a book were produced I would
a. Not want my work included in any way
b. Allow my work to be used, but anonymously
c. Want to be credited under the name _____________________.
If you chose c, would you also like your work credited on the website? If so, by your real name, or your blogger name?
If you aren't sure you're responsible for a continuation, because Evil Editor changed it so much you barely recognize it, go ahead and claim credit; I'll check and confirm whether your idea was the inspiration.
Posted by Evil Editor at 6:27 PM