Same story, second publisher. How many day* will it take to hear back this time?
*See what I did there? Because the last rejection came a day after I submitted? I am just so witty.
Apparently, I won’t be one of those authors who has that story about the first time they submitted a short to a magazine and thus began their meteoric rise to fame and fortune.
On the one hand, the magazine I submitted to passed on the story. On the other, the rejection email appears to not be a form letter, and the editor didn’t tell me not to quit my day job.
I’m chalking this up, if not as a win, then as a not-lose.
This weekend I did something I always intended to do, though I never thought I actually would. I submitted a short story for publication.
This is kind of a big deal for me, because a) this is the first short story I ever really finished, and b) I have a bad habit of throwing the brakes on before putting anything I’ve created “out there” in any official sense*.
I know there are innumerable people out there who have done the exact same thing many times, and this may seem like nothing to them. It’s a pretty big deal for me, though. I probably won’t hear from the publisher for at least a few days, and the odds that my story will be published out of the hundreds of submissions they get every month are slim, but I don’t care. This is a hurdle over which I’ve tripped many times, and I’m going to enjoy the moment.
Updates as they happen.
*in other words, in a possibly paying sense.
So, I’m at that point where I’ve got two writing projects in progress, and I’ve completely stalled on both. One is at a little over 30000 words, and the other is just over 8000, and I’m panicking a little.
Any advice from authors out there?
By the way, I probably shouldn’t ask this, but if it’s OK for a man who has sex with other men to be in a shower in an NFL locker room with other men, is it OK for a guy to be in a shower with women?