So this part of being a writer is challenging. Tom Petty had it right; the waiting IS the hardest part. I’ve sent various materials to various agents and I’ve resisted the urge to endlessly tweak the book for fear that I’ll tweak something good right out of it. I haven’t fully started another one yet, though I have some ideas.
In the meantime, though, I’m toying with submitting some short stories. I’m learning that there are various publications that take short story submissions, sometimes themed, and pay a few bucks for the right to publish it. Once I started looking for those, I was almost overwhelmed at how many options there were! Anyway, if I do that (and if any get accepted), I’ll keep you posted.