I am no longer over the moon when I get a request from an agent or an editor, as I’ve been rejected a lot this year and the bloom is off that particular rose. However, it does put a tiny spring into my step for the rest of the day.
One of the professional organizations I belong to had a blog pitch session with an editor of a highly regarded publishing company. While I didn’t totally wow said editor, I did manage to impress enough that I was asked for a partial. Rather than rush to send the partial last night, I did some thinking, rewrote the query letter, sent it to a friend who has not read the book, and finally got the okay on the query. So this morning (after another read-through of that all-important first chapter) the partial will be sent. Officially off my plate and out of my memory. On to the next project.
So for a hard slog of a year, it’s not all rejection, all the time. Which is enough to put a smile on my face.