What to do?
Having now just about come back down to earth after hearing the wonderful news that I'd won the Modern Heat competition, I'm stuck. I think I should be attacking the rest of the novel, but I'm struggling, and I suspect that this will continue until I receive the critique on my first chapter.
As a complete novice to all this, I'm at a loss. Is this normal? Should I battle on through, or should I admit temporary defeat and clean the fridge in the anticipation that once I do hear from my editor (!) and the creative floodgates (hopefully) open, there won't be another chance?