Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The waiting is the hardest part
It is a difficult thing to give your work, something you have devoted a lot of time/effort/love to, to another person. It is far more difficult to wait for their feedback. I have given 7 copies of my book to 7 different people for feedback and I am confident in my selections, however, I wait anxiously for their feedback and I admit it is quite possibly the most never-wracking experience. I am proud of this book but it does not mean I do not feel there are some rough parts, it does not mean that I do not wonder if somebody is going to hate it, it does not mean that it wouldn't sting a bit if somebody did hate it. Still, I value constructive criticism and indeed crave it since I want this to be the best possible manuscript that I can put forth to an agent and/or publisher (so that they can then completely deconstruct it as well). Hopeless? Nope. Not by a long shot. I am FULL of hope for this manuscript. I believe in the story an the characters. But in the immortal words of Tom Petty....the waiting IS the hardest part.