Under the Tiki Hut, wrote about wondering. Like her, I wonder a lot. I think “wondering” is okay as long as you don’t turn into one of Woody Allen’s neurotic characters (and yes, I love Woody!). So, I try to wonder without worrying, which brings me to my next topic: Wondering about a missed opportunity.
A few months ago, an editor, who appreciates my writing, generously offered to help me look for a publisher for my anthology. I was thrilled! We discussed the theme of my work, the number of stories I would include, and the chances of getting published. I thanked him and I followed up via email. Then life got in the way; I had to deal with a personal problem.
I focused on my problem for so long, I forgot about the wonderful proposal I had gotten earlier. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months, and months into 2011. Now I’m wondering if it’s too late to rekindle this conversation. I’m wondering whether the editor thought I was interested or not. I’m wondering if timing is everything.
Has my ship sailed? Have you ever missed a wonderful opportunity?