Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Patience Is a Virtue

Have I mentioned the downside of submiting stuff?

You write like crazy, edit til your eyes are crossed, and proofread til you can't spell your own name. Finally, you put everything together and hit "send."

Then you wait.

And wait.

And wait.

The reading period for my first ever submission--the one I posted about a week or so ago--starts the tomorrow, the 15th. I am filled with excitement and dread and hope and resignation. I am not filled with patience.

Seasoned writers tell me the secret is to send it and forget it until you receive a rejection. . .or acceptance. Good idea. But isn't that another way to say, Be patient?

3 comments:

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Another way of saying, "Be patient?" Hmmm... how about, "Be still, and know that I am God," that works for me (sort of).

kario said...

Wish I had some words of wisdom for you, but patience is not something I know how to do.

I can, however, send good thoughts out into the universe for you and your writing.

Love.

Deb said...

Ah, the dreaded patience lesson. If there were a 12 step program for those of us without patience I'd be a charter member. It's so damned hard to wait! Like Kari and Carrie, I can only empathize and send you lots of love.