I do a little freelance writing on the side - it's definitely a "hobby" right now (I don't get paid, I pick my topics and I don't have strict deadlines) but the hope is that it could lead to paid professional work in the future.
The editor I'm in contact with is lovely, very enthusiastic about my work (which is great when you're a newbie writer!) and we're in fairly regular contact.
The problem is (and it's all on my side), I'm an overthinker, so if I send a piece and don't get a response within the day, I start to worry that either it didn't send, or my editor hates it and is currently writing an email listing all the piece's failings, etc.
So, how do I ask my editor to let me know when she receives a piece of work without sounding pushy? I'm well aware she's a busy woman, so I don't want to sound disrespectful of that, especially since she's taking a total chance on someone with practically no experience.