Ah, waiting. And yes, get on with something else. I remember that advice of--when you're submitting, be sure to get working on something else. Ideally, start the something else before you start submitting. Getting an agent for novel #2 took a year plus; in that year, I was able to get a decent rough draft of novel #3. Which I liked better than #2 (agent did as well). It was the best distraction I could hope for. Otherwise, it's crazy making. Great post, thanks!

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