Meeting an editor

Today

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Today, I had the meeting I’ve been anxious about for the past couple of weeks. A meeting, with a potential editor for my completed manuscript.

Now, I had anxiety about this meeting for a number of reasons:

  1. I’ve been screwed before by an editor (editor for a publisher to be exact) and I didn’t want to walk through that level of hell again.
  2. Even though I tend to post my work online, I’m still shy about people reading it. Especially when they read it in front of me.
  3. Money is always a factor. Yes, I can have the meeting but does my wallet have the funds to sign the contract?

thinking

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Regardless of my ridiculous overthinking, I went to the meeting AND SURVIVED!

Hurray!

Celebrate

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The meeting helped me put a few things in perspective and also give me a boost of confidence I’ve been needing about getting back into my project Bitten Wings.

Overall, I think meeting with the editor face to face gave me more anxiety than emailing someone back and forth but gave me a level of comfortability¬†that I didn’t have before. I was able to look into her eyes, voice my opinions and get a sense of who she is as a person, a reader and more importantly; an editor.

I’m waiting for the official contract but I have a good feeling about this one. I look forward to sharing my project in the future.

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