I have been busy going through manuscripts that have been sitting in the filing cabinet too long while I wrote on my WIP. They called to me, accusing me of neglect and abandonment, to the point that my WIP said, "Oh, all right, go take care of them, I'll still be here when you get back."
Well, actually they didn't say any of that out loud, but they do have the silent nag thing nailed.
So, I've spent recent days rewriting, polishing, and then... doing query letters. That has been an adventure in itself, reading agent interviews, agent blogs, Publisher's Weekly announcements, and I get the Guide to Literary Agents Newsletter regularly. I think I found good matches for "all my children" (soap opera music in background). Cross fingers.
The good news is that now I can concentrate on the rewrite of the middle grade historical novel I've been working on for about five years (mainly due to the research needed). And I think I'll do a better job focusing on it, knowing the other manuscripts are off the shelf and in the mail. And I can get back to blogging, which I've really missed!
How about you? Do your manuscripts compete for your attention? Do some distract you from others?