Short Story Submission

I finished submitting my first short story to a contest for Black Rock and Sage. I’m nervous about everything from the two edits I found AFTER I submitted, despite my hours of meticulous pruning, to the cover letter being the first I’d ever put together.

But in the end, I clicked the “Send” button on my email. What is it I’m hoping for, that’s got me so nervous? Not winning, surely. I can’t expect that, on my first submission. Yes, it’d be nice, but that’s not the point of doing it.

No, not getting the prize is not what I’m scared of. It’s the idea that I flubbed some little thing, something silly that I would have no way of knowing simply out of inexperience, that makes me come across as amateur. I suppose in the end, that’s what I am;

In the end, I clicked “Send” anyway, realizing that the road to Professional involves learning through the mistakes of an amateur.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s