A-Z Challenge is almost over! I'm so close. Y is scheduled, but I need to write X and Z. Hmmm.
We wait in line. We wait in doctors' offices. We wait for our kids to finish their homework or to get out of an after school activity. Writers wait for responses to queries. We wait for people to read our manuscripts. We wait for rejection. We wait for acceptance.
Writers need to learn patience. There is waiting in every part of the publishing process.
If you can learn to work on new projects during the times you're waiting--or if not a new project, take a walk, start a blog, read a book on the craft of writing, play a word game, volunteer to critique someone else's work, read a new genre.
There will never be a time when you're not waiting for a crit partner, beta reader, agent, editor, publisher, illustrator. But if you can use the waiting time productively, you'll save yourself some craziness.
How do you use your waiting time productively?
Used with permission from Debbie Ridpath Ohi at Inkygirl.com