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My insecurity this month is all about the waiting game. I met my deadlines, achieved my goals, and wrapped up my manuscript over the weekend. I was chasing a pair of open submission deadlines, and I have submitted to both.
That means the book is done. It's out there in the wild. Professionals will be reading it . . . and passing judgement.
Surprisingly, I'm OK with that, because I was really happy with the final draft. I'm not so foolish as to think it's perfect, and I actually look forward to the sharpened pen of an editor, but I'm confident it was worth of being submitted.
What I'm less OK with is the waiting game - anticipating a response is already killing me, and I know it's only going to get worse as time goes on.