I’m querying agents again with my latest MS. It’s strange to ‘go back to the well’ as it seems but at the same time, there’s a lot that’s different this time than the last.
I wouldn’t say there’s more confidence. That would be a half-truth. I always worry about the quality of my work and rarely feel like I knock it out of the park – even if I like the work. That said, I’m not feeling as terrified of rejection. What people feel about my writing is subjective. Having work out there helped to get me understanding that statement more than just being able to parrot it. That’s a pretty big step.
It’s also a lot easier to ignore the queries being fairly intimate with how long it takes to read emails with stories from hopeful writers. It’s a bear to accept x amount of stories from eager or over-eager people desperate for an immediate answer. I think I have plenty of work to keep me busy while I wait for that first round of responses (or non-responses!).
Ultimately, I’m excited. This MS has been in the works for over 2 years. It started as a passage for a writing class, turned into a pitch for a comic that nearly happened, and became a novel. A lot of work went into this and I do hope people get to read it and enjoy it as much as I have creating it.
If not, there are always the other projects clogging up the hard drive.