I submitted something. It's not what I normally write. It was a good exercise, like a tough workout after a year of inactivity.
The first four paragraphs were torture, then the rest flowed.
I cut those first paragraphs. We'll see if it worked.
It's a start. I've got nine other leads -- more if I'm willing to push my comfort zone. I feel nervous and satisfied at the same time. It's a strange but exhilarating feeling.