Querying is full of emotional whiplash.
Here are my latest query stats for Making & Killing.
Rejections suck, but LOOK AT ALL OF THOSE REQUESTS!
FIVE ENTIRE REQUESTS from literary agents who want/wanted to read more of my story. Sure, three of them ended up being rejections (the most recent of which came today, ouch), but it shows that there's interest in my story, which in turn helps me stay motivated.
Speaking of motivated, I've been editing Roadkill Kids, my first foray into YA and it recently came to my attention that the story is actually TWO books, instead of one. So that's been exciting, extracting and adding as I work on making the beginning of a cohesive series.
In other news, I've added another section to my website titled Editing Services...which is pretty much what it sounds like. I'm available for hire and can edit just about anything. Check out this page for details and pricing.