I am recovering from "post-sub-depression". That's an author's disorder where they put a ton of work into something and then sub it to a waiting editor who may lance it with a rejection letter at any moment. It doesn't occur very often with my picture books. I think that's because they are relatively easier (for me) to compose. I spend maybe three months total on one and not more than six months, but a novel contains years of work. I have more invested and so, when someone gets interested, I get a high that lasts until I send it out.
I've had LOTS of good news lately, so I'm sure most people, especially those who are trying to get published, are thinking I'm acting ridiculous, but I think it happens to many people. And I'm sorry to say doesn't automatically quit once you get published. I do feel better about it today. My novel is in the Lord's hands and I have peace in that.
I am looking forward to getting my kids in school and scheduled. I'll be able to schedule my writing time better. I'm writing "in the cracks" as I heard Jerry Spinelli once say. Or was that Eileen? Anyway, that's how I write. In snippets.
I don't think I'll be writing for the rest of the week. I've done a lot this summer and I feel I've accomplished much. But next week, I'm going back to my WIP. It needs to be finished by September so I can work on the revision. I'd love to start looking for an agent by the end of the year.