I'm a little nervous. Can you tell?
I haven't ever done anything like this. I always travel with someone. I don't think I've ever been on an airplane without my mom or my husband. I've never been to a writing conference. And I've never been all by myself in New York City.
But, I know it's going to be good for me.
If you are writing and planning to pursue publication you've probably done, or will have to do, a lot of scary things. These are just a few:
--Writing, rewriting, and rewriting a book
--Letting someone else read your writing
--Joining a critique group
--Listening to your critique group
--Getting manuscript requests
--Having to talk to agents on the phone
And that's just the beginning. It's quite an adventure.
Every new step has been a little scary for me. I've had to put myself out there, and I never know if other people are going to love or hate (or worse, be indifferent to) what I write. But, it's been a great experience so far. Sometimes the only way to progress is to push ourselves to the next level and do something that scares us.
Do you get scared sometimes too? Is there a step on the road to publication (or after publication) that makes you nervous? Are you going to do it anyway?