I’m compiling a list of agents to query. It’s a nice break from the rounds of revisions on my manuscript while a friend is reading it. Crossing my fingers she’ll still be a friend when she’s done 🙂
Speaking of the manuscript, it’s good I’m taking a little time away from it. You see, we were spending so much time together; it was beginning to strain our relationship. I felt like I couldn’t go anywhere or do anything without the guilt and the questions. You know, “shouldn’t you be polishing right now?” or “do you think the plot is twisty enough?” or “are you sure you combed all of the typos out?”
I couldn’t take the pressure anymore, so I had to get away. You can still be committed and have time apart, right? I’ll be honest: we’ve spent so much time together, I was starting to get tired of the manuscript and my mind wandered to other ideas.
I didn’t mean for it to go this far so fast, but now, I’m a couple chapters into a new idea. I’m sorry, but I think I need to explore other manuscripts. No, it’s not you…it’s me.