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Letting Go of your work

What's the hardest thing you've ever had to do when it comes to your writing?

You ask any author who has submitted their work and you'll get a variety of answers. For me letting go of it was the hardest thing. I've invested countless hours, days, weeks, months into the manuscript. So much so that it feels very much like apart of me.

I've been tempted to go back and make revisions to it, beyond the edits that have been suggested by my proofreaders. I've lost chapters, I've stressed to the point of tears. And at the end of the day all I can do is wait. Wait for a response, wait to hear yes or no. Wait to find out if others will love my characters, my plot as much as I do.

Its hard to do that. I think in all honesty that regardless of how many books you've got published or how many reviews you have, you never get used to that waiting game. Its like sending you baby school for the first time. You smile, you look forward to it until the moment arrives then you turn into an emotional wreck.

But I'm hopeful that I'll get a postive response. I'm not concerned with petty things, with how much money or how many rewrites or how much work I'll have to do on it. I know it's a good story, I know it'll sell...I just have to make sure others know that and I'm prepared to do that.

First, I had to let myself let go. And it is hard. You're putting a part of yourself out there, opening yourself to rejection and it can cut like a knife...but at the same time it can make you happy.

Postivity is the key.

Until next time, keep your chin up and your pen down!

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