Friday, May 11, 2012

Taking the Plunge

by Mary Sutton / @mary_sutton73

I know yesterday I said, "Don't be afraid to suck." But today, I feel a little like this:

See, I sent my first story out to an editor. A real editor. Not a friend, not a friend of a friend. I'm going to pay this woman to rip m baby to shreds and tell me how to make it better.

I'm praying that she doesn't tell me to find the nearest McDonald's, apply, and give up the ghost. I don't think she will. I think she's too nice to say it like that.

So yeah, I'm not precisely afraid to suck.

But I'm really, really nervous.


  1. Be brave and put your thick skin on. Let us know how it goes.

  2. She got back to me. Lots of nitpicky things, some procedural details (who knew I was writing a police procedure with this story?), but her final comment is what stuck with me: You have no reason to be insecure about your writing. Trust me on this.

    Happy dance!