When I confessed my anxiety to a friend, she was surprised I still felt this way. I’ve been published several times now, so isn’t it a slam dunk?
No. It’s NEVER a slam dunk for the vast majority of writers. And I’m glad of that. When I approach each new submission like it’s the very first one, it’s my hope that I produce a quality project that’ll be good enough to garner the attention of an editor. My goal isn’t to produce quantity; I’m all about quality. And every time I hit send, I’m hoping that’s exactly what they’ll see.
But every damn time I feel like it’s a total crap shoot. And the worst part has just now begun--the waiting. Why do we writers do this again? Oh. I remember. We can't help but do anything else. *sigh*
I'm off for vacation this week, so until then -- happy reading! :)