If you are a new novelist, I would love to hear from you on this subject.
I have sent my manuscript to a good friend who is a voracious reader and a great English whiz. She is currently reading my book. I’m both excited and scared. Nervous, even.
But nothing can compare to the nervousness I feel right now.
Mr. LaVeaux has just picked up his copy and I feel like climbing under the bed.
I wonder if it’s a mixture of fear and anxiety? Will they like it and think it’s good enough to submit to a publisher? Or will my worst fear come true – that I am not quite cut out for this passion I have for writing?
The nervousness I feel about my husband reading the book is simple. There is a lot of sex in between those pages. Why this embarrasses me is beyond comprehension, but embarrasses it does.
I only hope I can survive this first, full exposure. I feel so naked. So much of myself is spread out all over this novel. It’s just very uncomfortable.
Please drop me a line if you have ever experienced these feelings. I would love to know I’m not alone.
Heaven help me get through this!