Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Patience, my dear....

Anyone who knows me knows I'm not the most patient person around. Waiting for public transport makes me snaky. The other night, rather than standing around waiting for a taxi to arrive, I walked home (which took almost an hour).

So all the waiting that goes on in the journey to be published makes me very antsy. You send your MS to beta readers/critique partners, and you wait. You send queries out. And you wait. You send manuscripts out, full or partial, and you wait. Even after you get an agent, the waiting doesn't stop. You still wait while the book is being pitched to editors. And then, once the book has been acquired, you have to wait until it comes out.

That's a lot of waiting!

Good thing I always have a lot to do to keep myself from obsessing over it. I'd go crazy if I didn't. So these days, I send my baby off and dive right into something else so I can forget about how long I might have to wait. Because it can be a long time. A very long time...

How do you deal with the waiting game?


  1. It is a lot of waiting...ugh! I also have other projects in the works so I can focus my attention on something else besides waiting.

  2. I'm still waiting for representation! lol I haven't even begun to fathom all the other wait times! Yikes! But, I do commute quite a bit in and out of the city. Almost 3hrs of my day is on the train...and the way I deal with that is listen to a lot of music and write! I write tons on the train--my blog, my book, my journal--LOTS! You can always write when you're waiting, that keeps me out of trouble! :)