Have you played BANG!? It’s a great game. Get it, play it.
The point of this post isn’t to advertise BANG! In the game, there’s a Dynamite card. When you play it, it circles from player to player until it explodes and yes, there is the possibility that it will explode on you. There is a danger in playing the card. It’s gambling.
And as I sent out five submissions last week, I realized sending out a submission is like playing the Dynamite card. If it explodes on another player, you win. Your submission gets accepted. But there’s a chance it will explode on you, and that’s the rejection. Submissions are like little bombs you send yourself. We’re very very likely, especially early in our careers to blow ourselves up. We’re shitty bombmakers.
But if we’re lucky…