When this year started, I promised myself I’d start querying my historical romance this summer.
Umm…that didn’t happen. I was too busy incorporating feedback from my writing group and fretting about, well, everything.
Then I said I’d query this fall for sure. October came and went. (Where did October go? I really want it back.)
Then I told myself I’d query before December—because everyone knows agents automatically discount December queries as half-baked Nano novels and if that’s true, I didn’t want that to happen to my story.
I started querying last week.
|Delight or Terror. That is the Question.|
And the last few days have been full of Exhilaration (A request? They like me, they really like me!), Despair (Form rejection? Form you!) Second-Guessing (No auto-reply? Maybe I should send again.), and now impatience as the holidays take their toll on the industry.
But that’s ok. I met my (oft-modified) personal goal for querying and know the novel is the best I can make it right now. And for that, I’m thankful.
What are you thankful for?