One of the hardest parts of an author’s job is the waiting.
But there’s nothing worse than hurrying to plot a new story, work up a synopsis or proposal, rushing to send it off…& then having to WAIT to hear back.
Will the editor like it? Will I need to make any changes? Did I dot all my Is, cross all my Ts? Is there enough sexual tension between the hero & heroine, & do all my plot points make sense?
Is he taking an exceptionally long time in getting back to me? Not really. In fact, if I weren’t watching the clock like a husband timing his wife’s contractions, I probably wouldn’t be giving it a second thought.
But I happened to turn my outline in a full week before they were due, & I suspect the editors were waiting for all of the proposals to arrive before they started reading them, since the stories are so closely linked. Which means I unintentionally created a full week of extra nail-biting waiting time for myself.
Yeah—way to go, brainiac! :ubermad
And I’m so darn eager to start this story that I really want to know if my outline is okay. If it isn’t, I’ll have more work to do, of course. (Fingers crossed that isn’t the case, since I’ve got my brain really firmly wrapped around the current idea. LOL) But if it is, I can start writing. I could be writing already!
To paraphrase Alvin & his chipmunk brothers, “Hurry, Charles! Hurry, fast!”
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