I need to reread my original post about Squawkers. Need to feel it more deeply.
There's still an inner circle squawker who's behaving badly. And there are the query squawkers. To be clear, the query squawkers aren't exactly squawking. They're polite in their passes of novel #1, or silent... But it feels like squawking.
What do you mean you won't represent my novel? Don't you get how well-written, emotionally immediate and compelling to the niche market of gay YA readers it is? What do you mean you don't want to be part of my success?
Deep breath. This is the industry. This is how it works. And it's not been that many. I'm a cautious querier.
Sigh. My ITunes "Peace" shuffle is helping. Breathe.
I gotta get back to enjoying the squawking gulls.
How do you maintain peace?
(photo: "Welsh + Gull", http://alanindyfed.blogspot.com/)
23 hours ago