I sucked it up, I bit the bullet, I caved. I submitted to Sentient Publications -- the negative one -- and I also sent a query to the Levine Greenberg agency. I have a few more on my list to get out next weekend. I made up my mind that I cannot let one rejection make me do U-turn, as Cameron calls it in "The Artist's Way."
This past weekend Northrop Grumman participated in the Relay for Life. I didn't race, but I did contribute in memory of my friend and colleague, Adele Yates -- another victim of lung cancer. I can't believe she's been gone over five years already. Really, in the scheme of things what's more important? A friend or relative sick and dying or getting published? Seems like a simple answer to me.