I debated for a little while on what I should talk about today. It was a tossup between control and patients. I think I can work with the two, so let me try.
First and foremost, writers should have patients. Why? Because we have to wait for a lot of things. We have to wait until we finish a book to query. Before we even query, we have to edit…and edit…and edit. We write the query, the synopsis, perfect everything. Query. And wait.
And I don’t have patience.
Why? Well, I can’t really explain except to say that I probably hate the fact that I don’t have CONTROL over how quickly they respond to me.
I have accepted that I don’t have CONTROL of what they think of my book. I have realized that just because they reject my book doesn't mean they won’t read my book at some point and love it. It took years for me to understand that.
I keep trying to forget that I have queried. That way, I can stop refreshing my inbox. Stop stalking twitter pages. You know. Everything that makes me a little creepy.
Some days are worse than others. I’m not sure what I can do to ease the impatience. I have tried focusing on my other books. And my school work. All that jazz.
It’s not like I DON’T have enough to do with a full-time job, school, working out and making sure I write at least a little each day.
You’d think I’d forget, huh?