This is a crazy, up-and-down business.
Let's take today, for instance.
Today, I discovered that Mrs. Giggles reviewed Stacking the Deck. Mrs. G is notoriously blunt when it comes to what she does and does not like. Offering a book is a risky affair. And she liked it enough to give me an 88 out of 100. Believe me when I say it's high praise.
I finally got a new contact for my project at Fox. There's been a shuffle down there and I've been in a kind of limbo, but I have a new person to work with, and can hopefully move forward.
And I got the sort of response from an editor that makes you want to hang it all up and stop writing. It wasn't even, technically speaking, a rejection and yet, I spent the better part of the afternoon trying to wrangle myself out of the serious blues.
Writing is not for wimps.