Well, I’ve started work with my editor! This was another “first” experience that I was feeling a little unsure about. So far, it just seems like a really in-depth critique. (She sent me my first chapter as a sample, so that I could get a sense of how she works.) It wasn’t scary, or harsh, at all. In fact, she said she loved my story, and just wanted to help me polish it, and make it the best that it can be, without losing my voice or my idea of what the story is about.
It wasn’t as scary as I imagined it was going to be and my editor wasn’t the intimidating person I had imagined either, far from it, in fact. I know my fears are a little irrational. I, like most people I imagine, have some trouble with change. I also have a fear of failing. In fact, I think I’ve posted about that in the past.
If you read my post yesterday, you know I’ve been experiencing a lot of nerves about this whole process. I want to thank everyone who offered me words of kindness and encouragement. I can’t tell you how much they meant to me. I’m walking this path for the first time and to know that you all are cheering me on makes it just a little less scary.