It’s true. After long meditation under the a metaphorical Bodhi tree, I have obtained that state of mind–Nirvana–which is perfect calm.
Okay, maybe that’s a touch dramatic, but I have, in point of fact, reached that stage in the whole querying business where the uncontrolled emotions have ceased. I feel very calm about it all. Maybe it’s partly due to the fact that I decided to go on a query sending hiatus for the holidays. Or maybe it’s because I am too distracted with moving and being around my family again to care. And then, maybe it is because I am absorbed in my new book and have transferred all of my publication hopes onto that.
Whatever the reason, I think it’s a good thing. I tend to the melodramatic, and man, those first few weeks of querying nearly wiped me out. I think Nirvana is a much better state of mind in which to approach the whole business.