A busy week for the first novel. Well, about as busy as it could reasonably be, given my notoriety. The complete manuscript now sits with a publisher, and I still await hearing back from the agency which had requested a partial. Its received some feedback from various reading groups, almost all of which is blushingly positive.
Sometimes I find that the whole process is depressing. Then small mercies appear from thin air, and reinvigorate me to the point where I get excited again enough to keep tapping on the keys.
Its precious little, really. But just enough.