Today I headed outside, and then I realized it was about 85-degrees. I had every intention of going to a nearby cafe that I love (and donut shop) and sit there and write. I have pieces I needed to comb through, update and write. Instead of heading up a steep hill to break a sweat before making my way down the street to the downtown cafe, I made a beeline for the nearest Starbucks. Suddenly I was one of those clichés sitting at the local Starbucks, sipping on a ridiculous frappucino and staring at a laptop screen. BUT IT’S A S’MORES FRAPPUCINO, Y’ALL! Plus they have those outdoor tables with the huge umbrellas, so it was nice and shady and the breeze felt amazing while I sipped and typed.
All-in-all, I felt like I got a lot done, and I even picked out three pieces that I will be submitting to The Sun soon–two of which were previously published on my blog, but according to their submissions that’s fair game because it’s not an official publication. (I love exceptions to rules like that.) I chickened out of submitting online to RiverLit and Creative Nonfiction. I tried to blame it on the Submittable fee both sites used, but really I’m still very scared to put myself out there. But I can’t wait to finally send in my submissions to The Sun. Right now, that is my ultimate goal. I remember being introduced to that literary magazine when I was an undergrad, and I’ve been in love with the diverse material/submissions since.
So here’s to getting published maybe someday.
Also: If you haven’t read Maggie’s post on The Urgency to Write, please do.