With an estimated turnaround time of 3 months on queries to Steeple Hill, I should have plenty of time to finish the rewrite this week and then let the ms cool a week or two before a final polishing read-through.(quoting silly me from a couple weeks ago)
So. Mailed the query letter April 24. Finished the rewrite on May 1 and set the ms aside to cool for a couple of weeks before a final once-over and waiting out the remainder of the 3 months turnaround time.
Got a letter requesting the full ms today. (It was dated April 29. Good God, these people must be really on top of things.)
Brief elation dance, followed by brief panic dance, followed by settling down to start that final once-over um, today.
Apparently, I DO know how to write a decent query letter, after all. Now let's see if I wrote a decent novel.
If you need me, I'll be chained to my desk with a supply of red pens and a stack of ms. Crossed fingers, good vibes, and/or prayers are always welcome.