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Thank you to everyone who responded yesterday to my question about when to release "On the Highway"--I really appreciate it.

In terms of the story, it made intuitive sense to me to release it between Christmas and New Year's--after all, it's a story set on New Year's Eve! When would people want to read that story? When they're thinking of New Year's Eve--or so my logic went.

But the arguments for releasing it as early as possible made good sense to me too, and that's what I've ended up going with. The story will be available Monday, and I'll post links.

I've been playing with this story in my head for years. I'm fascinated with all the possible permutations of the ghostly hitchhiker tale, and also [supernatural] roadside encounters generally. Another story I wrote that played with those elements was "The October Witch," which some of you may remember. "On the Highway" isn't as folklorish as "The October Witch," which is part of why I decided to publish it myself--I couldn't really think of venues to submit it to, and thought I could do a good job packaging and presenting it myself.

This entry was originally posted at https://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/871239.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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xjenavivex
Dec. 17th, 2017 05:39 pm (UTC)

Happy Sunday

asakiyume
Dec. 18th, 2017 09:46 pm (UTC)
(((hugs)))

"Happy Monday" is a hard thing to wish people, but: Happy Monday.
Gale Langseth Vester
Dec. 18th, 2017 03:34 pm (UTC)
Cool! I’ve bought that and am looking forward to reading it later!
asakiyume
Dec. 18th, 2017 03:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it!
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