Reality set in and I felt THE fear. You know, the Oh-my-God-this-is-really-happening sensation? Yeah, that one. What caused this sudden burst of terror? The course I’m taking: The Submission Process by Lois Winston.
First, we created our query letter and now we’re working on the synopsis. I wasn’t planning on worrying about those challenges until after I completed and edited my WIP. But this course came along and I jumped at the chance to learn more about those pieces of work that often trouble writers. What I didn’t expect was for the whole experience to become REAL to me. I’M ACTUALLY DOING THIS. Should’ve been a no-brainer, I know. Yet, somehow, the realization hit me like a smack in the face.
I’m on the path leading to my goal of publication. And with the help from great instructors like Lois Winston, I can do this. So, as quickly as THE fear had crept into my mind, its negative feeling has left and is replaced with a stronger belief in myself and my abilities.
How did you conquer THE fear? Or have you?