But what is my next move?
Should I write this story? Submit to this publisher? Should I include this information in my query?
"A" doesn't always lead to "B". It may lead to "C" and loop back to "B". "B" may not resemble what I envisioned. It may look like a waste of time or worse something to be avoided.
The only thing I can control is my mind.
'Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.' -Ralph Waldo Emerson
'We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.' -Talmud
'A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.' -Mahatma Gandhi( I found the last two quotes while reading Laurie Buchanan's new book--Note to Self. It's a must-read. I'll explain why in the coming months.)
To open the door to possibility, remain positive.
How do you remain positive?
Periodically, over the coming weeks (or months), I will share my answer to this question. I invite you to share yours in the comments.