Approaching a publisher is nerve-wracking. Every single time. Even with an agent acting as go-between.
I’ve worked on a cover letter, sample chapters, synopsis and chapter outline over the past few weeks, through many revisions–especially on the synopsis. Brevity, clearly, is not my strength.
I interviewed a subject-matter expert (okay, that was at a local pub and it was fun), read up on the topic, outlined and drafted, asked for and incorporated critiques from my writing buddies, and redrafted the thing several times with my agent. Then ran it past new eyes.
And still my gut reaction, when I saw that it had been submitted, was “eep.”
I wonder if it gets easier.