I sent out a creative nonfiction piece yesterday. I am very happy with the piece overall, but after I sent it I realized I should have changed the dates to make them more recent… If I had just moved everything ten years forward it would still have been creative nonfiction. The “creative” part would just have applied to the dates.

I guess I can still hope that they will accept it.

Doesn’t it frustrate you when you think you’ve thought through what you are doing and then you realize, oh, I should have done this?