I've already posted today, but I couldn't help adding a little note since I can't keep my news to myself any longer. I submitted my first scholarly article for publication today! I'm trying not to get excited at all since it is a top-tier scholarly film journal and I have very little hope of getting accepted the first time around. I mean, people that are BIGshots in the industry are frequently rejected by this journal. And film isn't even my major field of study. But, all that aside, what I am most excited about is the opportunity to receive professional feedback whether or not it is accepted. (YAY!)
When I sent my lovingly- and painstakingly-crafted 42 pg. article through email attachment to the editors (as the guidelines requested), I thought I might have a nervous breakdown. It's my first one. I felt like I was sending my firstborn off to kindergarten or something. To a kindergarten from which she still could be rejected! Anyway, here's to having it checked off my to-do list, which, to be honest, is kind of a big deal!