I remember saying to my husband, while writing “Bleaker Collegiate Presents an All-Female Production of Waiting for Godot“, that no one other than me would ever want to read this story*.
Then I sold it. Then I sold it again. Then I discovered that Ellen Datlow gave it an honourable mention in Best Horror of the Year #4.
You know what? Now I’m going to finish writing all the other stories that I was sure no one would want to read.
*He reads all of them anyway. That’s one of many reasons why he’s my husband.