Lets' see, what have I been doing...well, I finished my 'final before querying' edits of UNBOUND aka KISS aka REAPER'S KISS, and started the querying process all over again. Right off the bat I received four, yes, FOUR requests to read more! Two fulls and two partials. Not too shabby at all. But then--nada. Zilch, zero, zip on other queries still out. Not a word. I assume the agents must be uber busy so I'm not shaking in my boots over it.
In the meantime I sort of stalled out on UNBOUND's sequel. I guess it's the nerves of...'why am I wasting my time if this never pans out?' But, I don't know, I really like the characters and the story, so maybe I'll just finish it for me anyway? I've still been writing though--so that's good.
Some things I've noticed this query-go-round. I'm totally not stressing over it. Last time I was practically screaming 'OMG OMG OMG! Why aren't they ANSWERING?' But this time I've actually sort of forgotten about it. I wonder why that is? Maybe it's because I've resigned myself to the fact that it's out of my control from this point on. No matter how good I think my story is, not everyone is going to see that. Things are tough everywhere and that includes in publishing. Agents need to fall head over heels for your story before taking a risk on it. I understand that and I hope to find that perfect agent that will love it as much as I do. Heck, even if they would like to see some revisions, I'm all for that! I am fully open to hearing suggestions--not that all suggestions would work for the story, but you never know!
Anyway, that's what's going on with me right now. Still writing, still loving every moment of it. :)