I’m taking it nice and slow on my query and first chapter revise, just like you suggested. I'm reading a lot, learning a lot, and to be honest, enjoying it a lot more than I usually do. It's funny how much you can enjoy a process if you take away that annoying false sense of urgency!
Then I saw your post about sending across pet pictures and thought there couldn't be a better way to let myself get distracted.
So here’s a picture of Hector. Also known as Hector the Inspector (self-explanatory), Hector Boley (Boley means Ball in Sinhalese. He bounces around. A lot), and Silly Little Muppet (because, well…).
He pretends to be afraid of staircases so I have to carry all 30 kgs of him downstairs every morning, but miraculously forgets this fear when we have company. Or he smells food.
He’s lined every crevice of our house with fur, and every inch of our hearts with love.
Hope you have a fantastic holiday!