It's at 60,000 words. I wanted it to be thin enough that even non-readers would not hesitate diving in. After some consideration I have decided to add another 15,000 words (reserved for any additional character development necessary) to conform with the industry standard. I've read, edited and revised extensively over the past year. Put the book on a shelf for awhile and re-read it with fresh eyes. I still like the story, which is probably natural. My list of agents has been researched and I have selected several that I feel I could work well with. Query letters have been custom written, but none sent yet. So what's the problem? It's hard to admit but I'm scared. Scared the book will succeed, because I'm not seeking fame or fortune. Scared the book will be rejected since I poured so much heart into it. Scared that I will never be able to adequately communicate with others. Silly, I know. How do others deal with this? I've already started another novel. That one (and the next, and so on) could wind up in the same drawer, due to the same fears.