There are days when I wonder if I’m cut out to be a writer. No, I’m not doubting my ability to actually put words down in a coherent order either. I’m more referring to the whole “the publishing industry takes a long time” aspect of it.
Every aspect takes time: finding a publisher/agent who is interested in your writing, the publisher/agent actually accepting said work, getting a contract and so on. It means a LOT of waiting and if there is one thing I’m not good at, waiting would be it.
So what has my knickers in a bunch right now?
There are a couple BIG things on that list right now. As I may have mentioned previously, I am between jobs at the moment. I’ve had a few interviews and, in fact, have one company that seems to be very interested in me. The problem is, the people doing the actual hiring are busying so I’m not hearing from them as quickly as I would like.
The second thing is one of my books is being considered by a publisher. This is easily the furthest any of my books have ever gotten with the publisher actually requesting a few changes to the book in order to consider it for publication. They also asked about two other books in the series. That was over a month ago (I know, that’s really nothing) and I am on pins and needles. I know the publisher is busy so I’m not harassing her but it is still hard to wait.
It’s times like these that I should be focusing on my writing but I keep letting myself be distracted. Every time the phone rings or an email comes through it might be some of the news I’ve been waiting for. So I jump on it only to find it isn’t what I had hoped for.
Ah well. To coin a phrase, “the best things in life are worth waiting (and working) for” so I will continue to wait and work. I hope the waiting is easier for you than it is for me.
I pretty much covered the update in the post. Still waiting and working on my writing. I am in countdown mode though. Only three weeks (give or take a day) until Balticon. Yay!