After I’ve published a piece, I can’t read it again. I’m not sure why that is. I’ll say, “Oh, hey, my story is in Such and Such,” and I’ll be all excited and link people to it or carry the book around for a bit. And that’s the end of it.
Perhaps I’m afraid that I’ll find something wrong that cries out for me to fix it. Or perhaps the magic is gone now that it’s been placed. I can read it in Word, but never in its published format. It’s a strange quirk, but I’m quite certain that I’m not the only one who feels this way. How about the rest of you? Once your piece finds a home, how do you feel?