Good luck with the submissions. This is a great thread.
RichardB – you were in my self-edit group and I remember your fab story. Good luck with dusting it down, giving it a polish and, hopefully, getting it back out there again. I do hope you do well. Certainly, you write well.
I took two years off writing after more than a few setbacks. It was useful to have a break and come back and write something completely different.