I know, so very sad isn't it? No need to miss me though. I plan on using the extra time to also get around to visiting those of you I've been neglecting a little bit.
I've officially decided--as of last night-- that I'm going to put my querying on hold until AFTER the first of the year. It's a tough decision, because I hate sitting on a finished manuscript. There's a paranoid little voice inside my head whispering "You know someone else is going to query your dream agent with a manuscript nearly identical to yours while you wait, don't you?" But I'm trying my best to ignore that voice. I figure I've been ignoring the others in there, why not this one too.
Truth is, there are too many agents who are already shutting down for the holidays. And those who aren't are probably less likely to be digging through their slush piles with much enthusiasm for finding a diamond in the rough. I'm probably better off continuing to tweak my query until it sings (read that to mean, there will probably be a few critique posts around here in the coming weeks) and not have my holidays sidelined by the stress of avoiding my inbox & potential rejection I may find there.
I've already given Gemini Curse this much of my life...what's another six weeks, right?
In the meantime, hope you all have a Happy & Wonderful Thanksgiving this Thursday. Remember, be good to each other!!