With my book coming to a close I find that I am nervous and excited all at once. I'm so excited that I am closing out the last few pages along with one awesome ending! I'm excited to have grabbed myself an awesome crit group to dive right in the process (you know who you are!!) We already have a date set for our first exchange of WIPs, it's exciting to see that I'm taking the next step and I can truly call myself a writer and not just a wannabe!
Now the nerves kick in after I've thought about all the positives. Yes I'll be finished with my first draft but is it any good? I mean of course I'm proud of it but will others be? Will others love my idea as much as I love my idea? Will the crit group understand the story? Does it make sense? Also I'm a bit nervous about all the revisions I know there will be a lot. I am a pansters kind of gal after also I haven't even looked back at my WIP since I started it 4 1/2 weeks ago. Do you see where I am taking this? I'm having an emotional battle inside my head... one that clearly doesn't need to happen. The good thing is that I know I'll make it through I just need to remind myself to take one step at a time to prevent from being overwhelmed!!
Do you ever find the excitements and the nerves running together? What do you do to keep from going crazy... or have you already crossed that threshold?