Being a writer is fraught with doubt: self-doubt throughout the process of creating; the doubt that surrounds submission and rejection; doubt that you will get an agent and then, when you do, if she/he will be able to sell your work.
Is the antidote for doubt faith or trust or a bit of both? Faith that your writing is part of a greater Plan, that you are sharing in the Divine Creative Impulse. Trust that you have done your best and that your agent will do the same. Taking the risk and putting a part of yourself out there to be accepted, or criticized, or ignored.
And while you wait, just keep on writing.
Being a writer somedays is like being tortured–torturing ourselves! I wish for those moments when the words just come and you know you ARE a part of the greater plan, and I hate the ones where I feel so vulnerable and, like you said, exposed, and can’t even turn on the computer. Geez, I feel like such a drama queen!
Nicejob on the blog, Victoria. It looks great, and you are inspiring us. Thank you mucho(a).