In case you missed it, yesterday I popped into the official Cover Stories website and talked about my short piece “Leave Me the Way I was Found”, the story now available in the latest issue of Shock Totem. Though I touch on the story itself, I go into detail about how I went about getting it published and how the editing process made it a better story. It’s not life-changing by any means, but if you’re a writer, you might find something in there to appreciate:
I ended up writing eleven euphictions for Cover Stories. The eleventh one that didn’t make the anthology was “Leave Me the Way I was Found”. I was crazy excited about this story for a lot of reasons. And though I knew it had a perfectly good home in Cover Stories, I really believed I could sell it and finally retire.
I sent the piece to two different places, the first beingPseudopod. Ever since I discovered Pseudopod (I believe through Wil Wheaton’s site), I’ve wanted to have one of my stories on their podcast. A month after I sent them the piece, they rejected it.