Sep 17, 2014

Unopened E-mails

There's an e-mail in my inbox.

I've been staring at in on and off since last night, not quite daring to open it.

Because I'm really, really nervous about the attachment.

I've gotten this way before - mainly asking for an early release date from Peace Corps and worrying about getting a no. But this feels much, much more personal.

A critique for my current WIP.

I've put a lot an effort into the novel. It's my third written, but I think the first I've actually taken serious steps to get critiqued to edit and shop around with.  I really want tough crits to help make it better. I really want at least an over arching happy note, so I don't feel like I've wasted my time.

I'm scared I've gotten nothing I'm looking for.

So my e-mail is still sitting there.


I should probably just do it. 


  1. Just do it! You'll never know how it'll turn out if you never try.
    Even if you don't get any bites, no matter what, shopping that book is going to give you experience to do something even more amazing. So go forth and conquer. You got this.

  2. I agree with Jennie, do it! You've got far enough to have someone critique it, so you're strong enough for the next step. Fingers crossed, and I'm always available if you need a shoulder to bang your head against :-)