There is still a chance that I may place in the Winning Writers – Tom Howard Short Story Contest. Winners will be announced September 15th. More waiting. *sigh*
I read the story again and still feel it is solid. There might be cause for a few changes, but nothing huge. If I don’t get anywhere with the second contest, I’ll probably ask a few friends for a critique. After that, I’ll decide whether to pursue more contests or go ahead and self-publish.
In the meantime, I’ll continue working on my novel. One setback does not justify losing hope.