This has some great tips. The waiting game is so tough when you are querying or out on submission. Thanks, Amy Trueblood!
I have a confession to make: I suck at waiting. No matter how hard I try to have patience, I’ve realized over the years I wasn’t built for it. When I was young, I hated waiting for the swings on the playground. My little feet trudged back and forth in and out of the sand, eyeing each playful student until someone finally got tired of my laser-like stares and gave me their swing.
In high school when I tried out for teams, I wore a hole in the dirty blue carpet, pacing in front of the coaches office waiting for them to post the junior varsity or varsity list.
There’s an irony in all of this – that I chose writing as a career – the most notorious of job paths for waiting. And waiting. And waiting.
I wish I could say I’ve gotten better over the years. Matured enough to let the impatience…
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