How do you get over the fear of having someone else read your work? To me it feels like being stripped naked in a room full of supermodels**.
I'm probably not the best resource for this but fortunately, the readers of this blog are writers in your shoes. They'll have some good answers, probably better than mine.
But I'll take a whack: You get over it by doing it. Practice, in other words. Start where the stakes are lowest. Send your query to one of the many places online you can get feedback. Absolute Write is the one I know about. There are many many others I'm sure. Don't get mad. Don't quit. Just take the advice that seems useful, implement it, and try again.
And remember that one of the Rules for Writers is to Be Brave
Readers? Your ideas and input needed here.
**supermodels look better with their clothes ON, just remember that too.