The journey of a writer has a lot to do with hope.
Each new WiP begins with hope.
We write the first draft hoping the words flow. We send it off to our CP's and hope they'll enjoy it. We edit with the hope that this draft will be the query-ready one.
Then comes when day when the book is written. The editing is complete and the query and synopsis revised until they shine. We send our book baby into the world. And we wait.
And, as we wait, we hope.