Last night, I had my wife read through my first completed short story and review it. She found a few things, which I fixed. A couple of them would have been embarrassing to have left in, so I really owe her for finding them. Over all, she liked the story, so this morning, I reformatted it to match the submission guidelines of most of the science fiction magazines, and submitted it to one of them.
The average response time is five weeks, so it will most likely be some time before I heard anything one way or the other. I’m honestly not expecting to sell my story on my first try, but I’m happy with the story, and I do think I have at least some chance of getting it published somewhere. I submitted to my first choice, but there are plenty of other markets I can try if I don’t succeed here.