Mar. 26th, 2011

lizcommotion: Lily and Chance squished in a cat pile-up on top of a cat tree (buff tabby, black cat with red collar) (Default)
aka, a short story I just wrote. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I even showed it to my mom (who is notoriously critical of anything I create), and she liked it. I've been wanting to write something involving the Crystal Palace and human zoos for awhile now, and I think I finally worked it in without sounding preachy. (Note to self: check exact exhibitions involved in the Crystal Palace.)

Anyway, it brings me to an interesting quandary about what to do with my work. I want to make it accessible to as many people as possible. I wrote it, I'm proud of it! The internet is pretty damn accessible, and I like releasing it "DRM-free" so to speak.

On the other hand, it would be really cool to be "published-published." I've submitted a few poems and am waiting the requisite amount of months for the first round of what will probably be rejection letters. (I'm cool with that.) Most of the magazines/journals I'm submitting to allow me to repost my work once it's been published. So there's technically no harm in submitting things, and then reposting them here if I feel like it. (Of course, it can take a year before they publish the damn thing.)

I'm writing a novel (slowly), and I think that is probably going to go online and be crowdfunded (if I'm lucky). I'm not feeling the book publishing industry at the moment...

What are other peoples' thoughts? What do you do with your "creative writing"?
lizcommotion: Lily and Chance squished in a cat pile-up on top of a cat tree (buff tabby, black cat with red collar) (Default)
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