My first book is in beta and sitting with my editor. Naturally, after pouring over it a dozen times and finding nothing wrong with it, I sent it out to my beta readers and then went over it another dozen times and found about a million- nay, a zillion- problems that need immediate attention. Except of course, everyone tells me not to revise the manuscript until I have feedback from everyone.
Also, did I mention that I’m now stuck waiting for feedback, for, like, weeks on end?
I have anxiety, so it’s like a low-key humming in the back of my mind 24/7. Especially because, you know, a zillion issues I already know about. Dear beta readers: Don’t hate me, I know I messed up on page 5, 7, 30, 47, 58, 60, 75, 92, 127, 128, … ok, those were random numbers but you get the picture.
Don’t worry. My characters have less anxiety than I do.