SIX stages of panic when BETA readers have your book
Stage 1: CONFIDENCE You hit "send." Hell yeah, feeling good! I think I nailed it. Stage 2: SELF DOUBT You open the document again. You know you shouldn't but you do. Maybe, no! Most likely, you missed a period, or a comma, misspelled a word like "consummation" which comes out "constipation." You decide to read through the document again. Terrible idea. Terrible. Because as you do you find little mistakes. Your body breaks out in a cold sweat. And your heart feels like it'