February 22nd, 2014

#4136: How can a man have so much fun yet retain his sanity?

This coming week was looking to be exactly the same as the past month--one shift, with the promise of maybe getting another added. Well, I got a text from a coworker asking me to take his shift tomorrow, and I accepted, so at least I have that going for me. If I get another shift on top of that, that would be great. We'll see.

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I'm gearing up to try submitting my novel for publication again, this time to an independent publishing house. (These guys.) The problem is, I'm suffering from a terrible case of low self-esteem right now; I can't stand anything I've written and feel like all I've ever done is write utter crap. I had a look at the stories I picked for Hypnogogia, for example, and felt like they were almost universally worthless dreck, and despaired.

Ah, the soul of an artist. *sigh*

Still, if I'm going to make any money on my writing, I have to find ways to get the stuff published, and this certainly seems like a reasonable place to make a second attempt. At least, they don't sound like the kind of place that will reject me because I don't vote the right way. (How would they know? Do a firkin' Internet search. Jeeze louise.)

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Here's hoping I feel a little more optimistic tomorrow.