It’s amazing how hard it becomes to get myself to do the simplest things when I haven’t done them for a while. Like submitting stories. It’s not like I have to pick up the phone (that would be hard) or anything. After a while, the little tricks, the do-list, the breaking it down into first steps, all break down in the face of “I’ve put it off for X days. What’s X+1 going to hurt?” The craziest part is that I’d rather work on sorting out the novel draft than spend five minutes putting together an email.
Enough. Suck it up. Send them out. Five minutes. Ten minutes. Fifteen minutes. There. Three stories back out in the world. Feel better? Maybe this will make sending the other five happen a little quicker.