Making Janet Burroway and Charles Baxter Proud

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Yesterday — November 10, 2012 — was a big day for me. Perhaps the biggest in my writing career.

I have always been one of those procrastinating writers: Story idea comes; I write, sometimes finishing it; if I finish, I edit and edit and edit; years from conception, my stories are forgotten/put away until my next bout of editing.

But yesterday I sent my first short fiction story to two (now four) literary magazines for publication. I expect rejection letters, but the point is … I DID IT! I finally sent in my story with a huge sigh of relief to follow. Now I suddenly find myself addicted to sending out more of my words into the world.

I guess for me all it took was sending it out once, with the excitement that one of the magazines may some day publish one of my pieces of art.