Thanks so much for the comments to yesterday's post. I decided to stop whining and look at the query again.
Mistake I'd made this time: I put too much importance on it. You see... I'm not excluding any publishing method at this stage. The only reason why I'm querying now is so that I can say I tried it. If it fails, I'm not going to worry about it too much.
It just means I wasn't meant to go the traditional route. I'll take another.
In the mean time, I looked at my most recently drafted query. It sucked.
So I decided to take a completely new approach to the query and I think it's pretty dang good. Just waiting for the dust to settle, then I'll be editing it again.
In the mean time, I started the monumental task of summarizing Doorways so that I can write the synopsis. I have 70 chapters. So far, I've finished 13.
That's not the only monumental task I have in front of me. It's not even the most urgent I have to finish my grandmother's painting. You know... the one that's supposed to be her Christmas gift.
I'm filled with jitters about it. It's all good and well to do one for myself, but this is for my Grandmother's Christmas present, so I really don't want to mess it up. But I only have 6 days and so much detail work to do that I'm terrified.
Sigh. Sorry if today's post is mixed up. I have a few too many things vying for my attention today.
Anyone else as messed up as me this time of the year? What do you need to get done and soon?