Since "Project Muffin Man" is being queried and I have no control over that process, all I can do is move forward with the other books in the series. "Project Lemon Cake" revisions are going quite well. I'm actually debating bypassing Plan B entirely if Plan A does not work out... we shall see.
I think people should not be too surprised if form rejections come pouring in before December 1. I sent my initial queries in early November and received two form rejections last night. It would make sense that agents want to clean out their inboxes a bit before A. People start sending in their NaNo novels (it's a big no-no, I assure you folks) and B. So they can enjoy their holidays, just like the rest of us.
The prudent thing to do is wait. My query is out there to a good number of agents and, while I would love to sort of "fill in" the space left by the few rejections received by querying more folks, I have no desire to impose upon them right before the holidays. They will have more crap flying at them than usual and trying to weed out a halfway decent submission from said pile must be a huge headache.
I'm going to keep writing, because that is what I do. I'm going to keep being happy for people who receive requests for partials and fulls, and offers of representation. They have worked hard and earned it.
Other than writing, reading, and sidetracking into genealogy here and there, there is nothing else exciting to share. Late November and early December should remain blissfully quiet here. However, I like days like that. Peaceful, non-exciting days mean that I can be more productive and focused when it comes to my work. ^.^
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