What's happened? I'll tell you what's happened - I've sent one of my babies off to a Publisher to see if it can stand on its own two feet. I think it can, I've spent the last few days re-reading, editing and tweaking it; polishing it to perfection and my baby SHINES - I hope.
Yeah, I know I have the confidence to carry this off, but that's what's known as a 'mask', behind which is a terrified protector of a prized piece of work that I spent hours and hours and HOURS over, making it right, making it shine and I hope to all that's holy that I've done a good job on it because if it crashes and burns, I don't know what I'll do.
Yes, we should stand up and face our fears and even though it's difficult, I have and I do - for myself, but this time, this time it's my work that's been sent out there. What if I'm not as good as I thought? What if I'm a pale imitation of what I want to be? What if I FAIL?
Well, if I fail, I'll just get up and try again.
The best thing about this is that it has been requested, it's not unsolicited, so there is hope for me - I hope.