Since we were talking a bit about beginnings and first chapters the other day, I was thrilled to see this post on Literary Agent Jill Corcoran's blog. Definitely worth checking out, especially if you're struggling with where to start your book, or you're in the rewrite phase after finishing a first draft.
I sent off my WiP to a writer-friend this afternoon for her to critique. It's always hardest to push the send button when you're getting a brand-new manuscript off to a critique partner. Much like a first query.
After the initial shock of sharing your soul with others, it gets easier.