Well, more ready than before I submitted it to WOTF and received my rejection. 🙂 This particular story has been on the revision burner since April. I posted it to two crit groups shortly after I submitted it to its first market (on a deadline, or I’d have waited). I usually have 3 – 5 short stories in progress at once in various stages of first draft, revisions, crit queue, and second revisions. I knew something was wrong wth the story, but couldn’t put my finger on it. Then, between my two seperate crit groups, I received pretty much the same feedback. And, 99% of was accurate.
I think I’ve nailed it this time, I spent hours on a major revision, including a more intimate voice. Most of the stories written before 2010 have voice issues, and I need to address those in the first revision. I’ve come a long way, and I’m hoping this story is the one. 🙂