Through this blog, and twitter and well, social networking in general, I have meet a lot of people. People I share the same interests, people who are attempting the same journey I am and most importantly, people interested in my story. I've gotten comments telling me to keep them posted on my story, to keep the samples coming and a few who even offered to read and critique.
Admission time: That scares me.
It scares me like query letters scare me. What if the reader doesn't like it? What if they tell me it's crap and all my samples were misleading? What if I don't have a chance in hell of getting published? So many what ifs dragging me down and hindering me. But you know what? Those what ifs don't matter. They are just my insecurities, my fears I need to overcome on this journey.
And putting it that way excites me.
So I'm going to do it. When Erin is done grammar policing the current draft, I'm going to ask someone else to read it. I'm going to give my baby to another and trust that they will give it the same care I do. (And hopefully be gentle when they give me their opinion!) I need the fresh eyes to make this story the best possible, I need to cast my fears aside and take the next step. Most importantly, dear reader, I need you. Who's with me?