When I started this blog, I was trying to write my first erotic romance novel. I have to be honest with you…. I never really thought I would finish. Writing a book seemed like an overwhelming task. It was a “dream”. A dream I had from my childhood, but still just a dream. How many people do you know that have written a book? I get strange looks from people if I make the mistake of telling them I am writing a book. I stopped doing that by the way…. A friend told me it sounded pretentious.
So, here I am today. I am done. I submitted my completed manuscript to my dream publisher this morning. Is it any good? I don’t know. Critique partners have said good things but hey, maybe they were just being polite. I do know one thing, the closer I got to hitting the send button, the more I hated what I had written. I wanted to rip it apart and rewrite the whole damn thing. I wanted to bury the file somewhere in my computer, never to see the light of day again.
But I hit the send button, anyway. This is my dream and I won’t be intimidated or scared. If I get rejection, I will learn from it and become a better writer. I will not give up. This is my dream.
What’s yours? What’s holding you back?