I completed my query letters on Friday night. The letters were sent out Saturday afternoon. Although I have yet to receive a response, my nerves have calmed. For the past day, I have been strutting about my house as if I am a peacock with hundreds of beautiful feathers to display. My confidence has me believing I am top dog.
However, I am not delusional. I know that out of the twelve letters I sent to literary agents, over half will reject me. Looking back at my novel, I am certain I should receive a few offers. If not, I will sniff around elsewhere for an agent.
Every writer experiences self-doubt. The case I experienced a few days ago was rather staggering, but not fatal. If one keeps pushing forward and refuses to teeter, good things will come.
I shall keep you all updated on this process as it moves forward. Until then, thank you for your support! I know I do not know most of you personally, but it is encouraging to see that people come together when they see one is a little weak.