Saturday, June 13, 2009

Back on the Horse (And a Wee Bit Freaked)

Time to take a deep breath. Yes, I submitted a second story. trust me, this isn't the second time I've ever submitted. Far from it. I've had my share of rejections and for the most part, I learned something. In every case, it made me stronger.

As you probably figured out if you read any of my past posts, I've had a little success.

Today, I climbed back on the horse and submitted once again. I made some connections at the Lori Foster GT and felt pretty good. But do you ever get that "I worked my fanny off on this MS and polished the darn thing until my fingers are nubs, but I still feel like it wasn't good enough" feeling? My hubby calls it buyer remorse or in this case Writer's Remorse. You know the MS was the best it can be and yet you start to worry a little once you sent it off (Since in this day and age of email, you can't get the email back)... Maybe you never felt that way. I know I did with Right and with Best. Both seem to be doing well.

So now I play the waiting game to see how long until I get that wonderful auto response saying someone has the MS and in some period of time someone will get to it. I hope they like it. I enjoyed writing it.

Now I'm off to work on another challenge. My friend Debbie asked me what happened between Sam and Emma in Best to rip them apart and why didn't Blaine like Sam? For that matter, she wanted to know what Blaine's story was.

Soon, she may know...

I'll leave you with that thought.



Marianne Arkins said...

EVERY SINGLE TIME I submit (and I've been doing it a while...) I feel sick to my stomach.

Every time.

I've been published for three years now. And it still isn't easier.

Hang in there!

Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

Thanks for the pep talk. I feel a little better (& that I'm not alone in this). Okay, still a little nauseated, but a little better.