As I write this, I’m waiting for a committee to decide about my proposal.
In my years in publishing, I’ve been here many times — on both ends of the process.
If you’re new to writing, get used to the idea of waiting and having others assess your work. It comes with the territory.
But it needn’t be accompanied by worry. Will your work be perfect? Not likely, but that’s no reason to fret.
If you’ve given it your best shot, that’s all you can do. Take satisfaction in what you’ve accomplished, then look for ways the next time to do even better.
If you’ve given it your best shot, that’s all you can do.
You’ll always have more to learn. But with an open mind and a teachable attitude, you’ll never lack for someone to help you hone your craft.
I hope the committee gives me a positive word. I think my proposal’s a great fit, and I gave it my best shot.
If nothing else, I’ve learned from the experience. And that can only help me as I move ahead, regardless how the committee decides.