I'm really identifying with Tom Petty right now. Waiting IS the hardest part. As a writer, I know you'll agree.
So I've had plenty of practice. Writing is one long waiting process. Emphasis on the looooonngg. Waiting for responses from editors, agents, contest results, even critique partners has often driven me crazy. Good thing I was nearly crazy to begin with and didn't have that far to go.
But, all careers have their things, right? Waiting is just a writing "thing."
So it's been one week since my agent submitted three queries for Mind over Madi to publishers. One week! I thought for sure I'd hear back by now with three requests for a full manuscript.
And I thought I'd lose fifteen pounds last week, too. So there you go.
Seriously, I am trying to busy myself with other things. Like writing the first three chapters of the sequel to Mind over Madi that will be included with the proposal/full ms requests that should have come in by now. Like focus on my freelance work. Like play a couple hundred games in a row of Bejeweled Blitz.
There's plenty to keep me busy while I wait.
So my question for you: How do you keep yourself sane during the waiting process?
Or do you?