I've just finished the first draft of my newest story and sent it to my first beta reader. I'm partly excited and partly terrified. Naturally, I hope it's good enough to submit to Mindflights, after some polishing of course, but I'm also worried about how my main character will come across, and how my world-building stands up on its own, and whether my story is just a poor re-hash of other things I've read which are well-known in the sci fi and fantasy universe. Argh! Why does life have to be so nerve-wracking? ;-)
I've written fanfic under the names of Jane Jinn and Zelofheda, and some original fic under my real name.