This is exciting! My heart is pounding!
I’ve just sent in my very first story submission to a publisher.
I’m not expecting much, as short stories are not my strong suit. I like my idea, and it follows the guidelines set forth in the anthology. Should I be accepted, I’m told to expect royalties, so it’s a paying gig.
If they reject it, it would be awesome if they had notes.
Either way…accepted or no, it’s really irrelevant. This is a SUCCESS! I have completed a project AND sent it to a publisher. In my post about goals here I mention that I intend to get five rejection letters this year. This might sound like a major downer to some, but let’s think about it for a minute. What does it mean if I have five rejection letters?
It means that I have completed five projects and sent them out to be sold.
The goal here is not just to write, but to submit, to get out there! Yes, it would be great if I sold something, and I DO have a good feeling about this short story, BUT the success part is that I’m doing it at all! I’m advancing my writing by leaps and bounds just be going this far.
Now…time to get back to work on two things I’ve neglected for this submission: My novel and The Expensive Universal Instrument serial.
Time for some FUN writing!