When you’re trying to get a name for yourself as a writer, you have to put your work out there. And that can be scary. The fear of rejection isn’t something that can be shrugged off and ignored. It’s very real, regardless if you’ve been published many times before, or never.
In January 2014, I had the opportunity to submit my first story to a great publication. It was for Women in Horror Month, and I was as nervous as anyone could imagine. I didn’t expect my story was good enough to be accepted, so when I got that email saying that my story was going to run in the February 2014 issue of Sirens Call, I was over the moon. And after that, I started to take my writing more seriously.
Which is why I decided to submit another story.
In the December…
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