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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Money is always a factor. Yes, I can have the meeting but does my wallet have the funds to sign the contract?
Regardless of my ridiculous overthinking, I went to the meeting AND SURVIVED!
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.