The waiting part of the business
It's tough, this waiting things out in the writing business. I write something. I revise it once, twice, maybe three times. I send it to my wonderful critique group and wait for a response. While I'm waiting I find more things I need to revise. Get comments back from group and I revise again. Send it back to group for more feedback. Revise YET again. Then I sit on it for a week even though I am DYING to send it to my agent right away. And don't you know that after a week, when I take another look, there's more revising to do. Finally send it to my agent and wait for her response. Guess what? MORE REVISING to be done. Big surprise. Finally it goes out to publishers and the real waiting begins. Sigh.
It wouldn't be so bad if I was deep into another project but I'm not yet. And my body is exhausted from the big push of the last few months so I know I need to take a couple of weeks to relax and revive myself. But I get grumpy when I'm not writing. I give it three days and my husband will be begging me to go back to work.
Write on, right now,