A few months ago, I showed my shorts to Writer’s Digest to no avail. I was not contacted by the 13th of February which means I was not a finalist. I’m not horribly disappointed or distraught by this turn of events. It was my first entry, and I feel I may have been aiming a little high for this phase in my writing career.
While getting the story in the book of finalists would have met my goal of getting published by the end of the year, this frees up the story to be submitted to other venues and arenas. I have a few in mind, and I will start working on them next week. The rest of this week is being consumed by my current career as a software engineer/information security engineer.