Monday, May 28, 2007
I'm biting my nails right now because I've just sent my synopsis and first thirty pages to a published author in our RWA chapter. She offered to read it before I sent my proposal and I couldn't pass up the chance to get such valuable feedback. She's a Golden Heart winner and a past Rita nominee so I'm nervous - and a little queasy.
I have a hard time exposing my writing to people I know. Joining a critique group with a few of my writer friends and actually letting them read my words was difficult. I knew I had to do it to move to the next level in my writing and productivity, but it wasn't easy. I'm comfortable with them now and I don't cringe when they critique, mostly they aren't too harsh and mostly they are dead on.
Now I'm obsessing about my query letter and the fact that I've asked them to recycle the three chapters. Does that sound like I don't expect them to keep and cherish every word I've written? Sigh, I still have to pick out a postcard to include.