She wrote back and very eloquently gave me permission not to touch the query until December.
At first I was horrified. But I must! I thought. This is who I am! This is what I must do!
But then I realized two things:
- She is published, I am not, and if anyone's in the mentor position here, it is she.
- I'm not making any good progress on my query anyway, with this dread in my heart every time I open the file.
It means I'm stoked.
What about you? Have you ever had to put any writing on the back burner, both for your sanity and its longevity?