Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Waiting Game

In the business of writing, a lot of waiting is involved. Waiting for that perfect idea to present itself. Waiting for the perfect words to flow onto the page. Waiting until you've edited it so many times, that you think you might be going blind in one eye. And that's all before you've even submitted your story.

After all that waiting, the waiting really begins. You have to wait for the acceptance or rejection of a person that you have never met-the literary agent. Then,if they like you, you have to wait for them to pitch your story to different publishing houses. If your story is purchased by a publishing house, you'll be waiting for someone else to rewrite your story, the right way-the editors:) And then, if you're really lucky, you'll be waiting another year or so for your book to be published. It's enough to drive a person mad!

For those who have been stuck in the cycle for years, I pray for you. For those of you who are just starting out,I pray for you. For those of you who are brave enough to endure this kind of rejection on a daily basis, I pray for you.

I pray that we will all be published one day. I pray that we will all become fabulously wealthy. I pray that your quest is short, but that your adventure never ends. And I pray, that this experience will make you a kinder, better human being for going through it.

Good luck fellow writers! May your "wait" be short, and your successes long lived.

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