So, I submitted a query to a “dream” publisher on May 30. I received a request for my full manuscript on June 8. I had one week to submit.
So, I got 5 sets of eyes on the manuscript. I edited…read again…edited…read again…rinse and repeat until I couldn’t do anymore. Around 2 PM on June 14, I held my breath, closed my eyes and hit the ‘send’ button.
Of course, after I submitted, I found mistakes. It was driving me nuts. Several of my lovely writer buddies told me to put it away. It was gone. Nothing I could do about it. Still, I wanted it polished. I wanted perfection. One side of my brain said there is no such thing. The other side of my brain said yes there is. I’m conflicted, can you tell?
It’s been 4 days. I haven’t received a confirmation e-mail that the publisher received the MS, and the website says don’t ask.
So now after all the hurry, I sit and wait. My nerves are frayed. I may eat a finger or two, maybe a hand, before I hear anything. Pray for me. My fingernails are already disappearing.