Okay. Deep breaths.
Next week... next week I begin the next level of the game. (For my sanity I liken the publishing business to a video game. I love gaming and MAN was that Query Level hard to beat!)
I wonder what the level will look like. What demons will I have to slay? What are the tricks? How long will it take me to win? Because here's the thing.
When I beat this level, I've won this particular game.
Wow. If there ever was a time for patience and perseverance it's now.
And in an ASTOUNDING moment of pure literary gold......
Last night my oldest daughter and her friends finally beat the DRAN. It's a demon in an old school play station 2 game. They've been stuck on that level for eight years. EIGHT YEARS.
But they did it!
I'll do it too.