Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The Odds of Rejection or Acceptance - IWSG Post
There are times when my mind dwells on the notion of whether or not the manuscripts I've recently submitted would be accepted or rejected. This experience is quite different from what I was used to - where most of the staff members were often confident that their article would have its own guaranteed space on the magazine or newspaper (simply because we work there and we set possible topics to include beforehand) except, of course, if the piece is merely a filler that can be used for the next issue if there's no available space left.
Now, the wait is longer, and only time would reveal what would happen. The not-knowing-what-would-happen in the waiting game is what makes the experience quite unnerving and, paradoxically speaking, exciting at the same time.
To help quell my fears, temper my anxiety, and satiate my growing anticipation, I read books or I start working on another story (that I often decide if it will be self-published as an eBook like four of my books or submitted to a traditional publisher like some of my works). It helps a lot, but I still notice that the queasy and uneasy feeling manages to come and go at times.
Have you experienced this, too, or something related to it in a way? What did you do?
I'll see you next post. Do check out the new blogging schedule below that I'll be following for the meantime. Sending you the warmest virtual *HUGS*! Hang in there!
Much thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh and the co-hosts for this month's IWSG, C. Lee McKenzie, Tracy Jo, Melanie Schulz, and LG Keltner, and also to the other IWSG members whom I've met and to those I hope to meet soon.
Posts for this blog will be on a monthly basis for now. Next post: first Wednesday of next month for IWSG.
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