New game review just sent off to DLH, working on a few other minor things, and, top of the list, I just sent off another query letter. I put the important one at the end because it makes me want to hyperventilate.
It's still early in the process, so I'm currently existing in this state of limbo. A sort of "Schrödinger's Query," if you will. No on'es gotten back to me, so I haven't officially be rejected yet. Neither have I been accepted. And you know, I'm terrified of the emails that are on their way.
Or perhaps, more accurately, the lack of emails. It's my understanding that most agencies don't even bother to get back to you with a reply if they're rejecting you. In fact, I think one of the agents I've queried already has a note on the website with something to the effect of "If you do not hear back from us within three weeks, the answer is no."
So what do you do while waiting for replies? I suppose I could write more, but I'm not sure what to write about at the moment. Of course I have the sequels to The Paladin I can work on, but at the moment I'm not ready to write that. I don't really know what the whole story is and I need to outline things. I just finished a novella that I still haven't gotten feedback from the commissioner on, so I'm not in the mood for something random.
Perhaps I can work on short stories for competition. I am subscribed to a mailing list that offers writing prompts. The prize isn't much, but winning is winning and I could certainly use any prestige I can get.
What are your thoughts? Anyone out there querying or have queried before? What did you do while you waited? Leave me a comment below or hit me up on social media.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.