An author friend, Cassandra Davis ("Dremiks") posted a challenge to me on Facebook. The challenge was to paste the text from page 7 of your novel into Facebook.
Although I've written quest content for computer games that thousands of players have read, this was so different. I dithered around until I finally got up my nerve and posted it. That particular page isn't even that interesting. It's just Dee exploring in her grandpa's house. I got a lot of encouraging responses though, and everyone was nice. It gave me more confidence about the possibility of publishing.
I've thought I'd probably publish it, but it's hard to put something out there that people might hate. Now I think there could be some people that might like it too.