Monday means another round of A-Z challenge posts, starting off the week with the letter I.
I is for itchin'
Not the kind you get after you weed the strawberry patch in the garden to find out those weeds were poison ivy. Or when you wake up covered in hives because you hadn't realized the fancy restaurant put lobster in their baked stuffed shrimp topping. Nope, this is the kind of itching you get when your manuscript is near completion and you spend countless hours a day researching agents to query. Or when you type "The End" and seriously contemplate sending out just one query "to test the waters" rather then wait for your critique partners to ring in.
No matter what stage of the writing process we are in, whether we are finishing the first draft of our first novel or working on revision, we all struggle with need to just hit the send button. Call that the hopeful side of us writers! But trust me on this one, don't do it.