|2003 pen and ink illustration|
Since the weekend, I've experienced anger, frustration, despair, more anger, sorrow, disappointment, resentment. All the fun ones. Last night it all hit me like a ton of bricks. I found that family is the best support in a time like this. They understand, they agree, and they sympathize.
Things feel somewhat better today. I'm moving through the stages of grief and into acceptance - of everything. I'm starting with the things I can actually do something about.
I'm thinking I approached queries from the wrong angle. I might have to query my novel as middle grade to get the right response from agents. I've considered it before, but made it hard on myself because I thought I'd have to change my entire story to fit the middle grade label. Maybe I don't.
How many of you have had to alter your query approach or relabel your manuscript? How did it work out for you?