For me, I had a hard time letting go of my manuscript. I've hovered over it the past couple of days. I'm quite happy with the direction it's taken, but still, it's a tall tale, and for some reason, I'm embarrassed about sharing it.
With a tall tale, you just have to let it all hang out, loosen up, get silly, have fun. I found it hard to do all that, while at the same time, being serious about wanting to get it published.
Whenever I get discouraged and start thinking that I really can't write, I get really encouraging feedback from blog readers. Here's a few comments taken from my other blogs. These comments keep me going when I want to give up:
"You're skilled at making quality character stories out of mundane events."
"You write as well as draw. Is there no end to your talents?"
"...that's a beautiful, very well-written post. A powerful memory, which you've turned into a story. Good work."
"I envee you your talant for drawing, and I like your writting."