Well, it's been nine months since I last blogged. So this is my bloggy rebirth.
Much has happened since then. I received my first pair of novel reviews from Deadly Prose, and became frustrated. Eventually I rewrote and got two more critiques. For the first time someone felt and enjoyed the effect I was trying to create, but there were still plenty more changes to make. I rewrote again. Now different critiquers are giving me different advice, and the advice I haven't yet followed doesn't feel right to me, so I'll probably wait for suggestions from an agent or editor before making more changes.
I've written the synopsis, sought advice on it both in a AgentQuery.com forum and on Deadly Prose.
Does that mean I'm ready to start querying? Well, I've read you should put a manuscript aside a month or so and work on your next novel awhile before submitting the completed one. I have three more novels in various states of completion, so once I do make my first sale, the pace of one a year shouldn't be too hard to keep up.