My Progress Toward Publishing a Short Story

I’ve got a short story written and I think it’s pretty good– maybe another round or two of tweaking and tightening the prose and it’ll be ready to submit. It’s a darker story, but I guess that’s not really a surprise considering it was me who wrote it. I’ve got a couple places in mind that I want to submit to, I’ve just been dragging my feet on finishing the story and writing up a query letter to go submit.

I’m almost there and I don’t really feel the need to rush and get it done with. It’s not that I’m afraid of rejection or anything like that– I think, unfortunately, that’s just a natural part of writing– and it’s not even that I changed my mind on wanting to get one of my short stories published… It’s just… I don’t know, I guess at the moment, I’m just not willing to force the time I need to finish it into my schedule.

I feel like I’m doing a million things every day. I’m trying to learn a dozen new skills (trying to actually figure out how to draw, Japanese, I’ve been looking at a few other languages, trying to figure out poetry, learning how to actually cook, etc.) on top of all my other daily responsibilities (homework, class, friends, sleeping, boyfriend, work). I mean I COULD make the time to do it if I really wanted to, but I guess right now I just don’t really want to, I’ve got my priorities set up in other places. Hopefully, once I’ve cleared a couple other things off my plate, I’ll have the motivation to put the next step of this adventure to a close…

It feels pretty good to have it about 90% done, though, even if I don’t plan on finishing that last 10% just yet. I’m looking forward to completing it and submitting, I think I’ll just wait until my head is in the right place to do that.



4 thoughts on “My Progress Toward Publishing a Short Story

  1. Wow, incredible weblog format! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is excellent, as well as the content material!


    • Oh, thanks! I guess I’ve been blogging for a few years on and off. I’ve been pretty inactive for the last year or so but I’ve been planning on posting again starting this upcoming weekend. 🙂


  2. You really make it appear really easy along with your presentation but I to find this topic to be really one thing which I think I might by no means understand. It seems too complex and extremely extensive for me. I am looking forward for your subsequent publish, I’ll attempt to get the cling of it!


    • Honestly, I’ve been saying that I’m going to get something published for years, but I’m too scared of being rejected I guess (as silly as that is in the writing industry!) to really put myself out there yet. Thankfully, I’m getting a poem published in my university anthology in April, so I’m expecting a confidence boost after that. If I’m lucky, that’ll be all I need to get out there and submit and get a short story or novel published. I’ll definitely make posts about it once I get there!


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