I've been busy the last month; the day job, the night job and the gym in keeping with my new years resolutions. And then it came, a rejection from an editor on my New Voices entry, filled with advice, and I absolutely agreed with everything she said. I took this rejection as exactly that, a rejection with feedback, but was encouraged from my friends on Eharl that it was in fact a revise and resubmit. It was terrifying.
So on I went, rewriting the story and changing it to what I hope reflected the editor's feedback and have sent the re-written three chapters off to my CP's, only realising now that if I do submit the partial, I have the rest of the story to write. What if by some miracle she requests the full? The advice on the boards was that I should sub anyway, but seriously, it's to an editor and that scares the bejesus out of me.
Still, I know my story is stronger, written better and feel like it does have a chance. Re-writing has made everything clearer and rather than detest the fact I'm writing it again, I'm actually enjoying improving it and making the story better. Still, I'm terrified to hit send.
Has anyone else experienced this? If so, how on earth do you manage to cope?