I just received my author copies for the Damsels in Distress collection!
This is always one of the most exciting parts of getting published, at least for me. I just like having the physical manifestation of my work. There are lots of things one can do with author copies, especially since the writer usually receives at least two copies.
I don’t know what I will do with the extra copy I received. I have a shelf dedicated to my author copies, although there are only six so far. Those ones are mine, and I sort of collect them in a dragon-esque way, like a hoard.
The fun thing about writing for a collection is that you get a physical copy of your work, and OTHER people’s work as well. I’m already anticipating reading everyone else’s stories.
I have received five different anthologies of work so far. I find a different thing to do with all of them.
Three of them are in a library of queer books in Vancouver, because I donated them. If you live in Vancouver, QMUNITY has them.
One of them is at a friend’s house, because they wanted to read all the trans and genderqueer stories in the Geek Out collection.
To be honest, that’s probably what will happen to the second one too. That’s the fun thing about being a queer author of queer books with queer friends: everyone wants to read your stuff.
Anyway, that was just me gloating over my author copies. Sorry about that, but it’s the one thing I don’t mind showing off.