I get how stressful submitting is. I get that you worry that it’s not good enough and that the agent might be too big for you or have a client list that’s too big for you. But you also need to remind yourself that you are a contender too. If you want other people to treat your book like it has real potential and is worthy of publication than you need to treat it that way as well.

Stand by what you’ve written and if you can’t, maybe you need to rewrite it.

–Literary agent Jessica Faust onย confidence.

This was one of the things I struggled most with when I was on submission. I’m still not great at it; it’s one of the reasons I’m really bad at self-promotion, for example. But it is something I need to learn to get over. Slowly. One day at a time.