Alright it wasn't just to me. It was to her legion of devoted fans, including 1,147 blog followers, but she actually mentioned me by (pseudo)name. 3 times.
In a previous post she had addressed a common writerly fear about sucking and I asked her about my personal biggest fear:
Even when I manage to eke out some good writing, I STILL won't get published.
She wrote a heartening response and the part that hit my Asian heart the hardest was this:
It's NOT my fault. I did my best.This will be the most important lesson for me to keep in mind throughout 2011 (and my life) as I begin the query process.
Natalie also opened her post to other fears, so pop on over to get your dose of comfort.