One thing about this whole published business that never goes away is waiting. Publishing = waiting. I am waiting to hear back on two different submissions and will have another ready to go at the end of the month.
Still, it’s easier to wait than it was earlier this year because I have a contract right now. I also have an editor who is interested to see the second book in my series. It doesn’t mean I don’t check how much longer I have to wait on those other submissions or that I’ll shrug off possible rejections, it just means I am busy with things I *know* people want to see. That’s nerve wracking in it of itself, but it doesn’t factor into that desperate waiting in between contracts.
I’m plugging along, trying to get as much done in August as I can since September will bring the first round of edits for Seven-Night Stand. Both exciting and scary all at the same time.