I just mailed off something I wrote to This American Life, one of my favorite radio shows. David Sedaris got his start writing for them, so this is my first tentative attempt at trying to live the life of a literary rock star.
The piece I mailed off was something that I first wrote in 2000 about an experience I had in 1999. Inspired by an English teacher friend, who read something of mine and encouraged me to put my stuff out there, I dusted it off and revised it for the radio show. Then I sat on it for nine months while I dealt with other personal issues in my life.
I mailed it an hour and a half ago, but I haven't heard anything back from them yet. (Joke courtesy of my brother Dan, personal telephone call, one hour ago.) But I'm out there, ready for my first rejection letter!