Sending it Out
The point of the picture is, however, the white mess that Maisel's book is sitting on top of. It's actually my manuscript, 720-printed (total) pages of material in three submissions. I'll be sending them to editors I made contact with at various conferences. I'm also doing two electronic submissions. It's a start. When responses come back, I'll take the next step.
Two of the submissions had a November 30 deadline. The internal editor in me wanted to foil me. Wanted me to miss the deadline. Wanted me to think it still wasn't good enough to send out. I overcame the slave-driving internal editor! It was time to let go of the project, for now.
Interestingly, as I was formatting cover letters last night, I saw that it's been four years almost to the day since I sent out the manuscript I wrote before this one. The main character of this novel had been a secondary character in the other.
All of you who are sending out manuscripts, I wish you the best of luck!