I’ve found the cure for response-anxiety. Get more submissions out. For some reason, placing the focus on putting even more anxiety-triggers in the mail is relieving the immediate discomfort of waiting on a response to earlier submitted queries.
So now I have two queries out, still waiting for a response, two almost ready to submit, and a new idea in gestation for another article. I’ll get to work on it as soon as the two in progress are submitted. If I can keep up this pace, and make progress on my WIP at the same time (and still maintain some semblance of a decent mom to my children) it would be excellent.