Friday, September 01, 2006
The Big Bad World
The time has come. Reality check, people. My baby, all 294 pages, is hitting the post office today and whisking off to New York City. She's going all alone out into the big bad world - Manhattan of all places. That's a dangerous place. She might get mugged, or worse - REJECTED! I'm worried about her. Now, they're expecting her and I'm sure they'll take good care of her, but I still worry. She's never left Alabama before. Sure, a couple of her chapters went to Tennessee and NYC before, but never the whole thing.
I know I have to let go. She's been read over my myself and several other highly trained professionals. :) I've edited it to the point of blury vision and confused tenses. There's nothing else that can be done. I just need to drop her into the mail. And wait.
It seems like I was just doing this waiting game. I was waiting to hear on the partial. Then waiting to hear on the revision. Waiting to hear back from CPs about whether or not it's crap. Now it's time to wait again. This is the big wait, though. I've never gotten this far. After this could come the call. THE CALL! Most likely would come another revision request first, but still...they might call to talk to me about it first. This could be it.
Or, it could be back to the drawing board. A quick piece of letterhead could end it all. Like Chutes and Ladders, it doesn't matter how high you climb, you can still hit that big slide on the top row and end up all the way down at the beginning again.
Negative Ninny. Those kind of thoughts will make me pray for the opportunity to visit RevisionLand again. Hopefully I won't have a panic attack at the post office. How about you? Have you ever sent your "baby" out into the world or something similar? If not, ever had an anxiety attack at the post office? I want to have one everytime I go in to buy stamps...
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