I submitted my first short story yesterday, a 4000 word piece to Fantasy and Science Fiction.
I have my fingers crossed, but this will let me just try to forget about it until after Christmas. Since I'm not paying any bills with my writing, I don't need to jump right onto a new writing project, either. I can bask and relax and take inspiration as it comes.
In January, and after it comes back from F&SF, I can think about where I might be able to send it next.