So if you're in the query trenches, like me, you know one thing....
I cannot wait for the day where I can burn all my query letters - after I frame/hug/kiss the version that landed me my agent.
Anyways - I started a new ritual, and so far it seems to be helping a little.
The other day I got rejection on a full. Wah wahh wahhh wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
I was glum.
Then, half a day later, I get a new request for a full.
Woohoo! Party times! Yay!
THEN that same hour - rejection on a partial.
My I-just-got-a-full-request dance stopped, and I pouted. For the whole night. I even thought "Well eff this noise - I'm not going to be a writer. I'm going to be a dancer. Or a comedian. Or a pastry chef."' Then once I realized how long it takes to actually become a pastry chef, not to mention the fact that I can't really bake, I started scratching down a new story idea.
Anyhoo - let's move along, shall we? So. I'm lurking on the WriteOnCon panel of the pros and an agent somehow describes my manuscript PERFECTLY. She says, and this is a copy and pasted quote from the chat, that she wants "Something contemporary with romance, maybe a twist of magic or something paranormal, but not too over the top"
So naturally I send her my query letter, quoting her in the beginning, and BAM. Full request.
Happy dance ensues. * I kind of do this thing where I put my hands behind my head like I'm relaxing, squish my face, and put one foot up on an elevated object....then I kind of do this pelvic thrusting thing and i say things like "oh yeah" and "you're the champ". It just as unattractive as you are imagining. *
This time, I write a quick "you're so awesome" note to myself, and take a picture of my smiling face.
Yesterday I got a second pass on my full BUT I reread my awesome note, recalled my sweet dance, and looked at my excited picture.
I do not feel like a failure.
I'm not glum.
So.....to summarize this blog post, I've included a meme of the dashing Neil Patrick Harris.