I looked at the envelope.
It was a self-addressed-stamped (SASE) Always exciting! I mailed a manuscript yesterday with a similar return envelope. But what did I have out there that I was expecting back? I couldn’t imagine.
Walking down the driveway, I couldn’t wait to get inside and rip open the envelope.
Reckessly tearing the envelope open, I stopped short. There was the manuscript I had mailed yesterday.
Instead of checking to make sure I had put the SASE and manuscript together in the envelope to mail to the publisher, I had hurriedly put my manuscript and publisher envelope in the SASE!
My grandmother used to say, “Haste makes waste.” I do believe she was right!