As a writer of short fiction I have a lot of tales out there for readers to follow. As of this month I have been collecting together the various tales into collections and trying to decide if I should remove them from individual sales once I have put out the collections or if I should leave them up.
Now I can see both sides of this issue. Some of those wonderful tales have received the much coveted reviews and some have not. Removing those that have not received reviews would hurt nothing really but those that have received reviews would make them disappear. Not something a wise writer would wish for.
Also I do not know how that would effect my author ranking on places like Amazon. I mean after all it is all about ranking over there. If your rank drops down, you drop off of pages and advertizing. Not something to even think about!
So should I remove tales or not? I am not sure.
In other news I find myself trying to decide if I should take some of my longer short short stories and post them up on a new pay site I found. It is called QuarterReads.com and so far I have placed one tale there. With no movement I am rethinking this place. It is nice that that only take work up to 2k words and that for each read past the opening you get 25 cents. That is a good thing. I submitted a bunch of my longer flash fictions and poetry and they were not accepted, which surprised me. When I queried them they said they were either too short or seemed incomplete. Now that really was odd. I don't post anything for sale that I consider incomplete but it seems the 'reviewers' there thought they were.
I have a couple tales I plan on finishing and placing there as a test. If they either are rejected or don't spark any interest, I will write off this site. I will keep you readers updated as I do.
Now as we all know this Friday is that most fun day, Halloween. The kids will be going out trick or treating and us silly adults get to dress up, at least for a little bit, as something scary or funny. I don't have a lot of pictures of myself in costume but how about I put up what I have? This should give you all a good laugh. I am no model...so just be warned!
Okay I was the one in the red and the last two were a very long time ago...I haven't looked that good in decades! Horrible what old age does to a woman huh? the one in red was from 1982 and the last one? Well I was a kid of 13! So Happy Halloween Everyone!