That title is how I feel whenever I submit a story to a publishing house or ask somebody to read one of my many manuscripts. Its nerve wrecking. My motto is fake it till you make it. This might not be completely healthy but fake confidence can help you along until you have real confidence. Then you could look back and laugh at the time you were terrified of the verdict of something or other.
This is how I was doing a couple of weeks ago. Fortune smiled on me and one of the many persons I’ve entrusted my manuscript to finally got back to me and gave me their feedback. I wanted to bite my nails but since I’ve never developed this habit, I read what they said instead. It wasn’t that bad!!! Now I’m back to adding in more words and explanations for curtain developments in the story.