Sunday, November 19, 2006

The Waiting Game

Hands down, the worst part of this writing gig is the waiting. We writers operate on a completely different schedule than agents and editors (and producers!) do. It's very easy for us to get caught up in the cool factor and excitement of having completed a book and want details and contracts and shiny things now now now.

When agents and editors (and producers!) have to deal with dozens of writers all wanting the same thing.

I understand this logically.

It doesn't make waiting any easier. :)

Went to the last "real" meeting of our local chapter yesterday, which was an EMS panel, and it was fantastic. I love my chapter. For all the drama and stresses that we go through now and then, I really do love them. Enough that I'm going to be president, again, next year.

Between me and my pal Anna, we've been president for the last four years. Three years ago it was Anna, two years ago it was me, last year was Anna, and next? After that I'm done, and I really hope the chapter doesn't implode for lack of volunteers. I don't think it will. I think someone will step forward who loves us as much as I do.

But I have to wait to see.

Grr. :)


Alice Audrey said...

Hey, at least it isn't Dorchester. You could be waiting a couple of years for them.


Sara Dennis said...

Oh yes, I know. They've looked at my stuff before. The wait time moved them very quickly to the bottom of my sub list.

Anonymous said...

I know, I hate the hurry up and wait syndrome.

I'm just about to send out my first romance e-novella to a publisher (hopefully my "reader" i.e., husband, will finish his critique today). I'm chomping at the bit to hit the submit button. . . then lurk around my e-mail for weeks (perhaps months) hoping for something, anything, just not a rejection! (ARGH!)