Is there such a thing as stage fright for writers? Because from the feedback I have been getting, I’ll be honest, I haven’t written anything longer than this in two months and for me that’s pathetic. It certainly isn’t writers block. I’ve got more than I could put on paper in that jar of ideas stashed in the filing cabinet in my brain. I’ve written a book, (actually, 2 full books) and about 6 partials I’m working on at random. The two full’s are in a series, a series I’m planning to add a third to at the very least. It’s been read and re-read and read again by my own eyes and many others. Friends colleagues and a few college grads majoring in the literary arts, not just the books but also the queries and synopsis. Despite all this, I’ve not gotten more than one request from a charlatan company that promised me the world if only I signed my soul over in blood and faxed it to him right away. Oops. We live, we learn. (No I sent no such fax) But, if everyone says great, up to par, all that and more… Why am I still getting nowhere with agents? Is it reasonable to find a company that does these reviews and critiquing professionally? And if so, how in tartar sauce does one find a legitimate one? I’ve heard the markets running dry, but I see proof to the contrary daily in book stores. I’m certain I’m hitting agents who take the work… And as self doubting as I am I still believe the books are not crap. That it’s as good as and better than some of the books hitting the shelves today. And trust me, I’ve read up to the thousands of them so I don’t think I am completely ignorant. Also, some of the people who’ve read my books could give two cents for my feelings, they’re deadly honest. Any thoughts?