I think many writers suffer from stage fright when they are first beginning to submit their work. I know I wishy washed around with 3 great article ideas, only to find I'd procrastinated (from fear of nobody liking my work) until someone else had the same ideas and actually submitted the articles. It was a horrible feeling. . .sitting in a doctor's office reading an article that I'd been bandying about for a year. I went home that day and put the finishing touches on another article I'd been working on and sent it off. A few weeks later I received a rejection, saying the magazine I submitted to had gone out of business, but on my article were the words "Your article is excellent" written in red ink. That helped me tremendously in getting over the stage fright of submitting my articles.