Anyone else feel completely exhausted after sending out a batch of queries? I literally feel like I’ve run a marathon, climbed a mountain, and biked 50 miles at the end of each day.
I’ve thought long and hard about this and can’t quite put my finger on the root of the problem.
Could it be my unadulterated focus on getting each letter right?
Perhaps it’s mindlessly checking the same letter over-and-over to make sure I’ve spelled the agent’s name right.
Or maybe it’s the constant worry that after I’ve pasted my pages into the body of an email, and hit “send,” it’s going to appear in an agent’s inbox looking like early egyptian hieroglyphics.
Honestly, I think it could be all the emotions running through my body at one time. Stress, anticipation, excitement, joy, and fear all paired with a good dose of nausea.
How am I going to get through this process with my sanity intact? With good friends, a little chocolate and A LOT of wine.
The only problem? The next phase is even more painful…the waiting.
Who else is in the query trenches? Care to commiserate?