Rituals for Digital Submissions


I’m sending out my novel today. Long ago, when submissions were paper, writers and authors often went through rituals to send out a manuscript for their novel or picture book.

  • A lucky cat had to sit on the manuscript.
  • It had to mailed with certain types of stamps.
  • You kissed the envelope for luck.

IN these days of digital submissions, what is your favorite ritual before hitting the SEND button? Please leave a comment and share your rituals. I need to know what works!

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  • Janet Lee Carey
    September 26, 2011

    I know what you mean Darcy. I’m also hitting send this week. Of course I pace and Look at the manuscript again and again “Have I forgotten something??”

    My cat once stepped on the keys and, I’m not kidding, it read mmmmmmm It seemed like good luck that she thought it was yummy. But what will I do when I send this week? I’ll light a candle (since Jackrun is all about Fire) Another thing I’ve done is give to my favorite charity the day I hit Send. Good Luck Darcy

  • June Gundlack
    September 26, 2011

    After my third or fourth proof read on screen – I step away to the kitchen – make a quick brew of tea. I then sit down at my PC for a final read, practice my mantra, ‘please, please, please’ – then hit SUBMIT before finishing my cuppa!

  • Darcy Pattison
    September 26, 2011

    I’d drink some chai tonight and sent up good thoughts for both of us!

  • Darcy Pattison
    September 26, 2011

    Give to your favorite charity! What a great idea!