Get out of the way! I’m gonna puke!
Submission jitters rarely effect me more when there is an actual cents/word payout riding on it. Self-esteem issues are fairly rampant in the writing community: all that rejection, its hard not to internalize.
Even J.K.Rowling, author of Harry Potter series, was rejected numerous times before finding a publisher. Now, I don’t consider JKR to be THE penultimate example of a fabulous writer, but she is disgustingly successful, isn’t she?
A writer HAS to stay positive… way down deep under the dragon-scale thick skin they aquire to shield them from the arrows of publishers who just can’t use their piece.
The waiting is the worst part…. a month? I have to feel like ducking into the bathroom every time I pass it for a month? Will they accept my story? Me? Will I be shunned yet again… the last one picked for the fiction-ball game at story time?
Excuse me. I have to check my mail to see if they responded. Excuse me. I have to go puke.