Querying, pregnancy, and whatnot

I'm really having fun with querying. Once I got over the initial sting of rejections, the requests are so much fun!! I've got a few out there now, and the anticipation is so fun!! It's kind of crazy that it's coupled with the anticipation of a new little baby and Christmas, all rolled into one rollicking month!

I'm officially taking a Christmas break, now, from sending out queries or working too hard on the next book. I can't put it down entirely, but there will be no daily word count goals from here till Christmas. I need a little bit of a mental break to focus on getting Christmas done (any other mom's out there know what I'm talking about) and just surviving till the baby arrives.

BTW - I highly recommend keeping track of actual numbers/stats while querying. My mind definately amplified the rejections and downplayed the requests. Hard numbers help!

Those same hard numbers tell me I have just three weeks till the baby arrives. Everyone around me seems to concur that I can't actually be pregnant forever, but it never fails that right around this time, I'm pretty sure I will be. I mean, honestly, in my heart, I'm pretty sure this could actually last forever if I don't do something about it. Someone should do a study on that particular breed of insanity. ;) I volunteer!


Kimber An said...

Yep, this is a good time to take a break. Hey, maybe you'll have a Christmas baby!

December 17, 2007 at 6:44 AM
Melissa Marsh said...

Ths is the perfect time of year to take a break, relax, and enjoy the holidays. :-)

December 17, 2007 at 9:22 AM
Tia Nevitt said...

Congrats on all those requests! May they lead to something even more exciting!

Happy waiting!

December 17, 2007 at 5:51 PM
Holly Kennedy said...

Enjoy these last few weeks of your pregnancy. They truly are special. I also hope the querying brings good results soon. Maybe you'll get your agent and your new baby on the same day :)

December 17, 2007 at 6:34 PM
Mystery Robin said...

Thank you for the encouragement, everyone! It's hard to enjoy these days, but I'll try. ;) Not too many left!

December 17, 2007 at 11:37 PM

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