so the detour with my West Virginia novel did not pan out--the interested party is no longer interested. I'm disappointed and not feeling motivated to continue with the proposed revision right now, even though I think the plan is a good one.
I really want to find the end of the Louisiana book, which has a stronger concept and voice. It's certainly funnier.
But it has only been 12 hours since the rejection. This time tomorrow, I could take up karaoke. the karaoke people are happy people.