Last week I talked about the joy of querying agents. But what should you do once the queries are out? It’s probably not the best time to revise your book, but what else can you do?
You could twiddle your thumbs.
Practice tying cherry stems with your tongue.
Enlist your friends in a heated game of hopscotch.
You could engage in some serious hand-wringing while you wait for word on your query—but I’ve got a better idea.
Now’s the perfect time to dive into a new project—freewriting at its best.
Freewriting something new and exciting will bring back the joy of writing and help you remember that you’re a writer, not just a reviser, and editor and querier. So when the rejections come in (because there will be rejections,) you’ve got the fire of creative writing to keep you warm.