I jumped over a big one today- my first literary agent submissions. And while I’m expecting nothing more than polite, “No thank you” emails in return, I’m trying to be ok with the sheer ACT of submitting my first book. This process is notoriously slow, painful and my odds are about as good as that lottery ticket in your pocket. So let’s take our props where we can get them, shall we? If I don’t keep my talking myself up about every infinitesimal step, I might never take another one.