Apparently, the trendy new way to get noticed by book publishers is to

serialize your novel online and let the editors find you. I’ve noticed

three examples of this very phenomenon recently:

Of course, every one of the authors discourages people from relying on

the tactic as a way to get discovered (sound advice, by my analysis),

but do recommend it as a way of getting your writing before an audience

and working the kinks out. That was the goal of my long-rumored writing site, so I guess I’ll have to take everyone’s advice and launch it.