Trepidation

Going by a success, a contributor has faith that their work has potential and can be picked up again—from the same publisher and from others. For me, I may get ahead of myself and get all excited and rush off another piece. But one should take these things in their stride and avoid disappointment. For a rushed contribution can be a flawed one. So, I am trying to tread more cautiously these days.

Excitement

It is always wonderful to have a piece accepted. It gives me a sense of satisfaction and motivation to do more. It is encouraging. Not that I crave to be published. I do not even crave to be published with just any kind of publisher. That might smack of compromise if the publisher is not up by alley. Yet the thought may be present—just go if it, anywhere will do! I usually think twice, though.