And it is sent.
Now, is it good enough? Maybe. I'm not really sure. But if it's not good enough for them, it will surely be good enough for some other crappier venue, I feel. Things in the article's favor:
- I'm making a comparison that's, as far as I can tell, utterly and totally unique in terms of what people have examined in print.
- I'm taking a theoretical approach that is, if I do say so myself, really interesting and also unusual.
- One of the texts that I examine has virtually no scholarship on it.
- Maybe the reason there's no scholarship on the one text is because it's not really worthy of scholarship.
- Maybe my unusual theoretical approach is stupid and reveals me to be an idiot.
- Maybe the uniqueness of the whole enterprise is stupid and reveals me to be an idiot.
This means the following:
- I am done with all from-scratch writing for the summer! Huzzah!
- I can finally clear away the Dining-Room-Table-of-Anxiety and file all of my articles and things that currently litter the floor around my chair at said DRToA.
- I can return library books!
- Did I mention that I'm done with all from-scratch writing? (I make the "from-scratch" designation because obviously if I get a revise and resubmit I'll have to address it, and if it's rejected I'll really want to send it someplace else and that may inspire some revision, and I will have to deal with final book proofs in the coming month.)
- I can devote myself to Mr. Stripey and the Man-Kitty without guilt in the coming days!
- I no longer have the looming guilt of not doing that which I know I should do!
- I can bask in the glow of finishing something major!