Well, it's off. My manuscript, that is. I finished my revision and mailed it to my agent yesterday. So now the wait begins. My agent plans on submitting to five publishing houses, then waiting for a response before submitting to the next five.
Fortunately I have plenty to do while I wait. As soon as I finish posting this, I'm getting back to writing the second book, Buried Lies. I'm looking forward to it. I really like this story. The plot is more complicated and it has more layers than Lost Summer, not to mention a cool subplot. Being away from it for a month helped me to figure out where I needed to go with it next. Definitely a good thing.
I'm hoping I'll be so involved with Summer's life over the next weeks that I won't notice the passing of time as I wait to hear from my agent. I don't think that's too unrealistic, do you?