I survived my 30th birthday unscathed and in good spirits. So good, in fact, that in a fit of joyous creativity I finished the edits to my Viking novella, BOUND.
And now I have sent it out to the first round of beta readers. The few, the proud, the (I hope) grammatically correct! Many thanks to those that volunteered.
I am excited, and nervous, and nauseated, and probably ever so slightly panicky. But, this is the next step in the evolution of the beast. So. Wish me luck.
Also, for those that have been through this process already, if you would like to share some wisdom in the comments, please do.