Editing Never Ends
Then, as I'm preparing to send out the partial request, I saw an error! A big one, in the scheme of things, because it was on the third page ("an tree" instead of "a tree"). AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHH.
Back to the drawing board. Two days later, I've produced a "completed" manuscript again.
I have no faith I've caught everything, but I sent them out anyway. I know we're supposed to submit polished, perfect manuscripts. But the only way to do that is hire a copy editor, or never send it out. So, I threw caution to the wind. If someone likes the story and wants to work with me, I'll correct the remaining 0.06% of errors.
Perhaps I don't have the right attitude. Or perhaps I'm overruling my subconscious attempt to do nothing to push it out into the world.