There’s this place, I call it writer’s limbo (well, publically I do. Privately I have other names for it) when your book is contracted and you’re just waiting for edits. Cause you can’t get your book released without them you know.
I hate writer’s limbo. It sucks. I’m there right now with FOUR books, LOL! I’m impatient. I want my books released. I finished two of them in October so I really want those out. I hate being dependent on other people’s schedules. And really, damn it, why can’t people figure out that it’s all about me!
Unfortunately, this business is all about other people’s schedules. Agents, editors, publishers, printers – you write and send your stuff off and then you wait. You hear back, turn something around and wait some more.
I’d like to say that I’ve learned patience from this. But I’d be lying. Parenting, now that’s taught me patience. But this just gives me a stomach ache. I do accept it however, cause that’s the way things go in this universe and control freaks like me just have to deal.
March 27th, 2006 at 4:29 pm · Link
It’s that ‘hurry up and wait’ thing. I hate it. I’m so extremely impatient.
March 27th, 2006 at 4:58 pm · Link
Here, here. Just gotta occupy your mind with other things. Time really does fly you know….so long as you’re not watching it. 😉