Writing isn’t in itself scary. But there can be rather worrisome moments. If you don’t believe me, check the heart rate of any author who has just sent out a bunch of queries. Or even worse, when the query response has come back and it’s sitting in your e-mail inbox, unopened, waiting.
Rejection can sting, so perhaps that’s why it’s so scary to submit.
One day nearly five years ago, I was walking my dog (This will connect back to writing, I promise). Anyhow, Lucy, in her excitement to smell some awesome aroma, stuck her head into a shrub. This particular plant had a branch that stuck straight out—which poked Lu in the eye.
She was fine, but to this day (Note: five years later), Lucy refuses to walk past that particular stretch of shrubs.
Moral of the story?
Sometimes things (rejected queries) hurt, but it’s foolish to let something like that paralyze you. Keep sending.
Second moral of the story?
Chihuahuas never ever ever forget.