We've been in the market for a new home since leaving New Jersey three years ago. We lean toward the unique, which tends to narrow our options when realtors push house farms with clone homes. So when we recently found what for us is a truly special house and property, we placed a bid. Now we wait.
As an aspiring author, I do a lot of waiting.
Waiting to hear from my critique group. Did they like my posted excerpt?
Waiting to hear about a contest's results. If, per chance, I final…
Waiting to hear the placement given by the final round agent/editor judge. Will they like my writing? Will they request a submission?
Waiting to hear if a sent query letter results in a request for more. If the request comes…
Waiting to hear from an agent or editor after sending a requested partial submission. Will they want to read more?
Waiting after sending a requested full submission. Will they want to purchase my story?
I doubt the waiting ends once the story is published.
Waiting can drive a writer crazy. I try to funnel the accompanying antsy sensation into a positive and work on another project. I'm not always successful.
Anticipation. Does it boost your energy and productivity or does it drag you down and cause you to procrastinate?