Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Literary License

The November issue of Lake Country Journal arrived today, with my first published wine article inside.

According to the contract, the magazine bought the rights to my words, which include editing. It was both an exciting and disappointing moment to read the article.

My unique "voice" changed to fit their requirements, became more generic, less colorful, IMHO.

I now understand why retaining your creative rights mean so much to people in the arts.