I'm nervous, terrified, excited, and hopeful all at once. I started submitting my novel to a small list of agents today!
I wrote a Young Adult novel back in November during NaNoWriMo. Then I put it on the shelf for a few months to let it hibernate. I used those months to research agents. I hope that time will have been time well spent. I had a group of kids at the library read it, along with many friends. I listened to feedback, made tons of notes, then read it again myself.
I took several months off when Piper was born. Let's face it, breastfeeding, changing diapers, and being bleary-eyed from lack of sleep isn't too conducive to editing a novel. Once life got a bit back to normal, I edited, edited, then edited some more.
And now...it's off! It's out there in the world! I realize I may be looking at many months of rejection letters. On the other hand, I like to think on the bright side. Maybe it's in the perfect someone's inbox right this very minute.
Wish me luck!