Still playing the query waiting game. My thumbs have become quite good at twiddling. I could be a competitive thumb-twiddling champion.
Six weeks have passed since I sent this book’s first query. Alas, no word yet. I’m used to this from when I queried my previous novel, so I know it’s normal, but I’m extra-excited about this book, and that first agent in particular who was my tippyest-top choice. Unfortunately, I may have to consider that one a rejection. Agencies with a “no reply = no” policy are tough for authors when you can’t help wondering if your query got buried in their inbox, or worse, if it got eaten by email gremlins before it even arrived. A reply of any kind is a relief. But after six weeks, I’ve decided it’s time to send out another batch.
Speaking of waiting games, I’m also trying to get another short published which I’ve been submitting for a year. Which sounds like a long time, but the number of mags I’ve sent to is actually not that high. It’s just that their wait times are so dang long! And I’ve been super picky about where to submit to.
I started writing a new short recently. A fairy tale. After spending so many months editing my novel, my creative gears are all creaky. Took me an hour to write three paragraphs! I’ll loosen up as I get more into it. Couldn’t write last week because I came down with a cold in which my head felt like a bowling ball filled with wet glue. Anything I wrote probably would have come out like, “And then the rwnfl went to thoeqpngL and said gqgnlkE;LVK;ejfalh.”
Welp, back to twiddling I guess. Anyone need me to start a fire? I’ve got the thumbs for it!