Fear! How is it possible that an experienced, mature writer can be struck by knee-knocking, palm sweating fear about submitting her writing?
It has struck me and struck me hard despite the fact that I have written for 30 years and been published that long, writing for magazines, papers, companies and venture capitalist. My tween novel is done. All the final edits came in from my proofreader and in the manuscript but it is still sitting on my desk. The “why” is easy.
Rejection. I don’t handle it well and this is a big opportunity for rejection — my first novel.
The query letter will be written today and the manuscript will be sent to the publisher of choice, tomorrow. Wish me luck!