Yesterday I submitted another short story to the Writers Of The Future contest. I think it's pretty good, but I have some very stiff competition. No matter the outcome, I am at least doing something and submitting instead of not doing anything.
Because that is what one needs to do in order to become successful. Do. Do something. Do something to further your work--your art--into the world.
It makes no sense for all of your stories to sit in a drawer with no one to enjoy them--I truly wish J. D. Salinger would've published more stories than the few he did; the rumors of all the stories regarding the Glass family have been rampant.
Your work needs to be out for others to enjoy.
I am also putting the finishing touches on an inspirational novella titled Gabriel's Hope. My goal is to get it done by the end of the month.
I am also editing a previously submitted short story from Writers Of The Future--that didn't win, of course--to be sent out to the traditional SF market. If I get no luck there, I'll end up adding it to a collection to be self-published later.
I am starting to work on the sequel to Beholder's Eye, in the Central Division Series thriller novels.