It’s been a while since I’ve written anything about submitting manuscripts anywhere—in my case, short stories.
This post will be short because there isn’t much to write about. Some of the things written here I’ve already written about, and/or you already know.
I have 3 short stories out in the world, and I’m waiting to hear if any of them will be accepted or declined. I consider those three my best short stories I have right now, and I really want an answer soon. There are other publications I can send them to.
But I understand this writing game is also a waiting game. The publications I’ve submitted to mostly suggest no simultaneous submissions.
“If you submit your story, don’t send that story anywhere else until you hear from us.”
And because I choose to follow the guidelines, I’m left with long periods of waiting. But it’s not like I don’t have anything to do in the meantime.
I can work on my longer works-in-progress, edit the ones that are already complete, or begin new projects.
School began again, and with it being my last quarter toward my Bachelor’s degree in English, this means lots… and lots of reading.
But hey! I can put that Shakespeare class to use. The same goes for this course on women of color in literature–works by women from around the world.
And, of course, surfing the internet for hilarious gifs to liven up my posts.
Waiting isn’t always that bad. It’s a part of the writing process.
Thank you for your time.