What if my plan to keep a few threads loose backfires?
What if it isn't nearly as awesome as I think it is?
What if I can't find an agent who thinks it's awesome?
What if I'm hitting the market at the wrong time... again?
What if people don't find Jo sympathetic?
What if Zeke comes across as irritating instead of charming?
Should I have made Jo's 'front' something more exciting than antiques dealer?
What happens if people don't read far enough to see that the dog and the Bedouin aren't just throwaway characters?
What if they don't like my premise?
What if they don't like my writing?
What if they don't like ME?
The whole thing can seriously paralyze a person. Geez. I know it used to freeze me up - every time. Now? I still feel it, but I try to motor through. Can't concentrate on it for too long, though, because if I do, I'll feel everything starting to harden until I can't breathe.
Does self-doubt attack you at random times, or does she come on all at once at a particular point in the process? How do you deal with her?