And now, back to the CRAFT of writing...

I spent the entire day (and I do mean the whole day—about 11 hours or so) writing and sending queries.  My back is killing me.  Half were sent via email and half were sent via the United States Postal Service.

And THAT'S IT till January.

I thought I could send just a few queries a week, but I can't.  It wasn't working for me.  It was consuming – and distracting – to constantly be thinking about which agents to query next. I'm behind in NaNoWriMo even though I have a working outline for the novel and all I have to do is write the damned book.  I think any writer would agree that the business end of writing sucks.  The art and craft of writing is a lot of more fun.

And so, with those queries out of the way, I can get back to doing what I love.  I'll deal with the rejections as they come in, but I'm not sending out another "rejection request" (thanks for the term, Larry!) until after the holidays.  Hopefully by then, I can figure out what the responses mean and retool the query letter if I need to.

But for the next seven weeks, I just want to write.  And read.

And now it's time for chocolate.  I definitely earned it today.  And apparently, so did she: