Unexpected good news

After some recent unexpected bad writing news, which I’ll detail at a later point, I submitted a pitch for a story I’ve written to a small number of periodicals of genre fiction. Last night one of those got accepted. It’s no guarantee that they’ll accept the story itself, but it’s an important first step. Doubly so as it’s a paying gig, which would be a grand psychological victory.

My goal today is to polish the story a bit before submitting it, whilst crossing fingers, toes and tentacles.