The Waiting Game

January is nearly over and I still haven’t heard from either the publisher or the literary agency who requested full copies of my manuscript. I knew this process would be slow and I know that no answer is better than a solid “no” at this point, but I’m starting to answer calls from unrecognized numbers, hoping that it’s good news, and if you know me well, you know I’M ON PINS AND NEEDLES HERE AND BEGGING FOR A LITTLE MERCY. 

I’ve already begun planning my next big rewrite, assuming that this first round of querying is a bust. 

But there’s hope, yet. 

Always hope. 

So, back to reading short stories by Ted Chiang, who’s rocking my face right off. 

2 thoughts on “The Waiting Game

  1. It’s been a month? Two months? That’s NOTHING. Sometimes it will take 9 or 10 months, whether it’s an acceptance or a rejection. Especially true around holidays. Did you send a query w/ a partial, or did you send the entire manuscript? The latter can take longer. The best cure for anxiety is to WRITE, WRITE, WRITE. Don’t rewrite yet unless an agent or editor asks you to. Start a new tome or story. Speaking of, are you joining us for the workshop? Linda


    1. That’s really good to hear, thank you! I hope to be there in February. Just waiting to see what will be possible schedule-wise. Thanks again!


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