Ever realize that you’ve done something completely asinine with virtually no way to undo the damage? Yeah. Me too. I realized this morning that I had sent an un-corrected draft of a story in to a contest. Just one of those things that happens when you e-mail too quickly. I think in this case I was so nervous about sending the entry in that I got careless and made a stupid mistake. That wouldn’t be so bad except that it must look extremely unprofessional to the reviewers as well as making a horrible first impression.
I sent in an apology for wasting the reviewer’s time and cluttering up her inbox as well as asking for the entry to be disregarded but I feel like a complete tool. Oh well.
The contest, for the record was the Critique Contest being hosted by Mur Lafferty.