So far in the submission game, I’ve had one request for a partial and one for a full. So, now you know where I’ve been. I always feel the need to reread when I get a request, so that’s what I’ve been doing: rereading, polishing and hating my work. ^_^
My husband and I had a frustrating experience trying to purchase a bed this week. The salesman wrote up the order for the wrong bed, so when the delivery men showed up, they had exactly the wrong thing. My husband was pretty steamed. He canceled our entire order, so now we have no bed in our bedroom and are camping in the guestroom.
Well, the entire ordeal reminded me of the submission process. Heaps of frustration and nothing went as planned. Both situations could wind up having a happy ending, though. We’re going to continue shopping until we find a bed we really like. I’m going to continue submitting until I find an agent who really likes my work. ^_^ I’ve gone from nervous to sanguine. Don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll be back around to anxious or even psychotic as the days pass, especially if I don’t get any other bites.
Getting back to writing actually helped more than anything. I knocked out a short story yesterday, and I have an idea for a new novel. Writing’s my ultimate cure for the blues.
What’s your cure for the submission blues? Or any kind of blues, for that matter? And yes, ice cream is a valid answer. As are brownies. And cookies. Maybe pie…