My stomach has been in knots the past two days. I sent my short story to a small group of friends on Friday and I’ve been waiting to hear their feedback.

It’s been excruciating.

I know what you’re thinking. “You’re a writer, Kate. The reason writers produce content is for people to read it, right?”

And that is a very good observations. But that doesn’t make it any easier to send out something I’ve poured hours of time and large portions of myself into and get feedback. After all, how can anyone else love it as much as I do?

Usually when I pose this sort of struggle, I give advice and encouragement of some sort, but I am at a loss. For those of you who have had similar experiences, how do you deal with nerves like this?

Until next time, fellow wonderers.