Yeah, been away here. Can't really say why, to be honest. I think the JournalStone decision was like a punch in the gut a little. Took away a lot of impulse to write.
It's funny, but it didn't used to be like that. I mean, I would get rejections and they'd sting for a bit, then I'd look up the next market, keep going. I didn't do that here. Maybe it's that I felt, wrongly, that once I had been accepted once by JS, it should be a fait accompli each time. That's dumb, of course, but sometimes we think dumb things.
So now I have this completed novel, Beltrunner, just sitting doing nothing. You'd think that the effort of actually writing the thing would be nothing compared to submitting it, but there's an emotional component that, frankly, I am hiding behind.
Really need to get out from behind that. It's pretty dumb.
But again, people do dumb things sometimes.
Like, say, sign up to teach summer school. But that's a whole different thing.