I will give me self a little bit of leeway this time. It won’t make anything better but it is the reality and might make me feel less like a failure. I wrote and edited a short story in less than two weeks. That sounds like lots of time but it isn’t for me. My writing didn’t happen until sometime after ten o’clock at night. Generally weekends aren’t any better for various other reasons, one being my yard is in different states of repair.
That all being said I know I made a few miscalculations in the query letter alone. The tag line is still okay, I think. The first sentence of my summary is awkward. So right there I know I am pretty much going to get passed up on. One more lesson learned. I need more than a few hours to edit and re-edit but I guess I already knew that. Why oh why could I not see the error’s of my ways before I submitted.
I do know for sure that the best way to see my mistakes is by submitting my work. That needs to change. I so want to write the publisher I submitted to and explain that the story is really cute, I just need guidance. <Sigh> But no that is socially unacceptable.
I suppose I will improve the next time, but isn’t it always the next time?
How do you make it through your own mistakes after submission? I am writing a blog post and already thinking up my next story to improve on.