This week I got a phone call. From an agent.
(I'll let that sink in a moment)
An agent called me. To talk.
It was, to say the least, an interesting conversation.
This agent likes my work, but decided to pass on the project I sent him. His feedback was kind, polite and made sense. He wants to see my next project when it becomes available.
After the phone call, my husband asked me how I was feeling.
I said "I don't know."
I was expecting a roller coaster of emotions, excitement, discouragement, happiness, etc. But all I really feel is grateful and tired.
This is the last submission round for this project. Project #2 is still in the polish stage and should be ready for submission by the fall. Project #3 is aging in my rough-draft closet and will be up for its first serious rewrite next month. Project #4 is... complicated. I see it as more of a writing exercise than anything else.
I have a lot of work to do, and I'm nowhere close to giving up. But I am tired.
I need a recharge, and I'm not sure what it should be.
Should I unplug for a few days?
Take a break from writing?
Sleep for seventeen hours straight?
Advice please! Any ideas for how to recharge a tired writer? What do you do?