It’s done. I just submitted my first collection to Amazon for pre-order with a release date of October 13th. I figured why not? The books done and I was only going to do a final typo check anyway, which I can still do.
When I send my first story out to a magazine a few months ago, I barely felt anything. i expected a rejection and was fine with that. None of the rejections I’ve receive since, have bothered me. Now, that I’ve essentially finalized it, I’m physically freaking out. My mind’s calm in an I’m-going-to-die kind of way. At the same time, I’m sitting at my desk with my hands shaking and my breathing slightly off. I’ve never reacted to anything like this, and it’s kind of disturbing. And the stupid thing, isn’t even processed yet.
Glad I did it, though. At least now chickening out is far more trouble than it’s worth.