Update on my query status:
Friday afternoon I sent out three queries. By Friday night I had two requests for partials. Today I received a request from the third agent. Three for three!
I am beyond thrilled. Still very nervous. I suppose that doesn't get any better until you see the book on the bookshelf. When I set out to write, it was just to write. Then it seemed like such a waste of time to do all that work and let it sit around in a drawer (my husband says I am leaving a legacy for our kids, whether or not it is published), so I started looking into publishing. Who would have thought it was such a long road??? Still, after months of researching the process, I am floored by all the obstacles. Friends keep asking, "So when is it going to be published?" As if just finishing the book makes the rest follow by default.
I always thought of myself as an optimist, but I keep waiting for the other shoe to fall. I am waiting for the inevitable rejections, and having some interest almost makes that harder. How twisted is that?
I sent a few more queries off today, but I think I'll wait a while to do anymore, and see what the agents that have the partials think of my writing.
I am taking a break for a few days to get my house in order (I have been extremely neglectful as the end of the writing drew closer). Then I am starting a new book. This one will be very different, hopefully very fun. A new journey.