The good news is that I have had a short story accepted for publication (details to follow when I've finished reviewing the contract) and another that made it through two rounds and is now short-listed. Nice. Big thanks to my critique group.
The scary news is that the launch date of the search for an agent for my newest novel has been moved up. In fact, Query #1 has left the building, folks. And another couple are fueled up and ready to go. *gulp*
I'm going to wait until my mind is fresh to review my synopses (intentionally plural) one last time before I send out the remainder to a small batch of sterling, hand-picked agents. But manuscript #3 has gone live. I'm going to continue the countdown anyway, since it will probably take me that long to double-check every last detail and move the queries from draft box to outbox.
Now the waiting begins.