So that's what I've been doing. Or actually editing. I've been waiting so long I already have a draft done, read by readers, and gone through my habitual first pass of edits. I suggest writing something fun. I have one of those in the works too. (Don't talk to me about the number of projects I always have somewhere on the burners. Is it any wonder I lose my brain and forget about posting??) Write something just for the heck of it. Something that you might get done with and say, "Well, that's never going anywhere . . . but it was sure fun." Enjoy writing again, because editing and querying and such sometimes make writing feel more like a chore than something we started doing because we loved it.
When the good friends ask me how my writing's going and what's happening--the ones who may not be writers, but they still understand that you don't just slide a manuscript out of the printer and send it off to a publisher to be bound--I don't mind answering, "Well, I'm just waiting around . . ."