Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Insecure Writer's Support Group

Waiting drives me nuts.

Waiting for response from queries.

Waiting for response from submissions.

Waiting for feedback.

Waiting for time to revise.

Waiting for the manuscript to simmer.

Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.

Isn't like the end of times near?

I need for this to happen now, because...well, just because.

Silence kills.

There, I feel better now.  What drives you nuts?


  1. Not having enough time to complete all I need to do. Lol

    While you're waiting, want to come take care of my children? Or work my full time job? Lol

  2. You just echoed my thoughts exactly! Sometimes (even though I'm working on a new project) it's so hard to wait on those query and submission responses. Hang in there :)

  3. Waiting is hard.

    I start working n my next project, either planning or starting the first draft. Almost takes my mind off he waiting.

  4. mostly that I didn't get more serious sooner. I'd probably be there by now.

  5. What drives me nuts is my kids inability to wait. I swear, if don't answer within two seconds, I'm gonna hear a second 'Mommy.' Yeah, they're kids, I understand, but sometimes...

  6. Having too much time on my hands and wasting it.

  7. Miranda, LOL. I have those too. Though it doesn't really help get my mind off the wait. =)

    Welcome back Jess!

    Mama J. My mind tends to freeze during submissions but reading helps.

    Marcy, me too. I've been writing since forever but only recently have been learing to do it right. Oh well, never too late. =)

    Suzi, ha...that drives me nuts. I sometimes want to change my name. Like Daddy. =)

    Martin, we can't get that time back. I'm with you on that one.

    Thanks for your comments.

  8. In the business of writing, waiting is probably the hardest part. Hang in'll get feedback soon enough. And hopefully, it's the kind that makes you jump for joy.

    Things that drive me nuts? Distracted drivers.

  9. Wasn't me (driver) =) Thanks Michael.

  10. Dude, I TOTALLY understand. In the waiting boat myself. To be honest, so much stuff is going on in my life (brother was in a bad car accident) that sometimes I don't remember that I'm waiting, and when I do remember it makes me happy to think there are people out there considering my book.

  11. Waiting. "Patience is a virtue." I used to say this to my students on a daily basis and I don't have patience :)

  12. Oh wow, Anita i hope he's okay. The considering part is nice. I just wish they'd consider a bit faster. =)

    Hope, LOL.

  13. haha. Waiting is tough! I find moving onto the next project is the best way to get your mind off it.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

  14. Oh yes, waiting does the same thing to me. Also, when to send an email to ask if they're still considering the story? I don't know!

  15. LOL. Yup. Keeping busy helps and etiquette is a pain. =)

    Thanks for commenting.

  16. Wow I'm with you. Waiting sucks! I'm impatient so publishing is not a god industry for me :)

  17. I know what you mean, when I wait I constantly worry...


  18. Thanks for your comments. I guess patience is a virtue i have yet to...well, you know. =)


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