I just wanted to say thank you for all of your wonderful words in the last post. It is just fantastic to have you guys around being supportive during this time, because I know that you guys are empathetic. You have all been there, or are there at the moment. And since I cannot talk to anyone in my real life about all these fears, the only way to get support is through your kindness. So once again I wanted to thank you so much. You are such a wonderful group of people.
I know that the worst part of that bad dream was the typos and the fact that the book became a mini-book with size 16 writing. You can slave over your edits for days on end, but that one typo in the finished piece is the one that will bug you for days. I'm currently going through a round of edits at the moment, so we can only wait and see.
While bad reviews are inevitable and I know it will feel bad to read someone slamming my story, I know it is just part and parcel of what I was doing. If it wasn't worth it then I would have given up by now. I know I am not going to be on the next big author or anything like that, but I am happy with what I have done, and I hope that some people out there will be too.