Hopefully, all this angst is going to prove unnecessary. After all, I haven't received back my first run of edits. Perhaps that's the problem. I can't help but imagine downloading my manuscript and finding it filled with so much redlining that I can't wade through it. My stomach clinches when that picture flashes into my head. Perhaps the writing is so horrible she can't even find a starting point for tearing it apart. See what I mean? It's a terrible feeling to know some stranger with a lot of experience is killing off your darlings - or not.
I guess that makes me an impatient person. Well, that's no secret. I always start on my Christmas Wish List by the 2nd of January, if not sooner. I'm not greedy, but I don't want to forget great gift ideas that I find at the beginning of the year, when Christmas falls at the opposite end of the calendar.
So how do you stop that second-guessing and worry over what your editor will eventually bring to you? Do you start on that next novel? Do you sit and eat chocolate all day long? Do you shop? I'd really love to hear from any of you regarding what works for you. Whatever I'm doing, is definitely not working.
As always, comments are welcome.