So I was thinking about doing the Valentine's Day blogfest, and I had a scene picked out from Rosetta and everything, but I stopped before I hit Publish. I know that when you put your whole unpublished story online, it's considered published, and that can ruin your chances of some agents/editors picking it up. But what about excerpts? General online consensus seemed to be don't do it, but they also seemed to be talking about entire chapters, not a 500-word scene from a 75,000-word book. Does anyone have some good advice on the subject, or know where I might find some? I suppose I could just change the names and some small details and not have to worry, but it's still probably a good thing to know for the future.
Thanks in advance!