As with most writers, I know there’s two parts to the publication process. The first is actually doing the work, which is akin to having someone pull your intestines out through your nose. The second is waiting to see if the submission is accepted or not . . . which, for the moment at least, is like being punched full in the face while still having that nostril-full of intestine.
I have several stories out at the moment and have done my best to resist checking my mail thirty times a day. Acceptances or rejections, I’ve had a great time writing these twisted little tales. Now let’s hope the editors and publishers have as much fun reading these stories as I did writing them. Then the public at large might get an opportunity to enjoy my little slices of imagination . . . well, “enjoy” so to speak – they are horror stories, after all.
So, for those of you writers who thought your school clock-watching days were over . . . .
It’s not a clock anymore – it’s a freakin’ calendar!