I would like to write a blog post filled with marvellous advise on how to stay sane when shopping your first novel around — or any novel I assume (does it get easier?). I would like it to be sharp and helpful and not once mention the words “stay positive” or “be patient” or “JK Rowling got [insert random number of] rejections, too, before she made it huge!”
Unfortunately… I got nothing. I am an anxiety-ridden obsessive inbox refresher, that’s me! Eat a lot of ice-cream? And I don’t even like ice-cream! Chips, then. Drink a lot of wine? Presumably that worked for Hemmingway, now there’s something to ponder.