Today was one of those days where I couldn't stop thinking about my novel. No matter what I did, or how much I tried to focus on something else, I just kept going back to thoughts of the book.
Each letter that I've sent out has been written specifically for the agent to whom I'm sending it. I've researched agents and included specific reasons why I thought that they might be interested in my novel, or why I would like to work with them. It's not just some form letter that I'm sending to a million people. That being said though, the actual paragraph describing the novel has been the same in each letter. It's like the back of the book, the inside of the jacket flap, the paragraph that tells you what the book is about and draws you, the reader, in. So how could I change it from one letter to the next, when the book itself wasn't changing?
My point is that I'm just at this standstill where I don't know what my next move should be. I think that I'm going to start researching other literary agents, even though I still have a small list of agents to whom I can write next. I want a plan B, C, D, and E if I should still not find someone interested in the book. I know without a doubt that my book should be published, and that when it is published, it will make a difference in the world. It's just a matter of finding the right people to work with, people who will believe in my book and the change that it can bring about, and then the possibilities will be endless.
In the meantime, I continue to go back and forth between other projects. Two children's books, a Young Adult novel, illustrations... I can't decide which project I want to compete first, so rather than focusing all of my energy on one book, I'm dividing my time. I work on whichever project sparks an idea at any given time.
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