Waiting for a response to my submission can be nerve-wracking. After 3 months, I contacted the magazine and they responded. After delays due to staff changes, they were still considering my short story for publication. I can continue to check online, and I can email them again in 3 months if I haven’t gotten a response. A mixed answer. Hopeful on the one hand, but it causes me to squirm with anticipation.
In other news, I have a bare-bones skeleton of my novel completed now. NaNoWriMo was exactly what I needed to push me. While I didn’t hit 50,000 words in any way, shape, or form, the story is out of my brain. Now comes the time of tweaking it. In some ways, this feels good. I wrote a story. A long story at that and one that I think is at least decent. Is it ready for people to read besides myself? Nope. But at least I’m done.