Well, I did it. I finished the story in a haze of my own words, and submitted it to 10 different journals. It was a lot like applying for a job, except that none of this will result in me getting paid. But at least I was at work when I got all that done.
I`ve only ever submitted two stories besides this one for publication. And I only sent those two stories to two journals each. Not good odds.
I think my odds are all right this time--1 in 10 chance of being published somewhere. Who knew that writing was such hard work?