WELL I SAID I would be concentrating on sending more stuff off to get published at the beginning of the year. Perhaps my concentration has been wavering…as this is the first thing I’ve sent this year, my second ever submission.
I finally got my shit together and sent a story to East of the Web who specialise in short stories. The hard part isn’t sending it, it’s editing it to a point where you are happy with it enough to hit ‘Send’. Despite the worst case scenario being a cold dead silence from EotW, I always get worried before sending my writing. Stupid worries crop up. What if my punctuation was horrible? The story reads great to me, what if they can’t understand it? But then…what if, I never sent it at all?
Submission jitters – it sounds like some BDSM terminology but it arises from the fear of rejection – not even face to face rejection, the worst kind, it’s the possibility of being rejected and not knowing why.
I have a couple more that are definitely publishable, so my aim is to submit them in the next two weeks. May the editorial gods be with me (or at least looking at their inbox, preferably after a bottle of wine).