It's time for another Insecure Writer's Group Post hosted by the illustrious Alex J. Cavanaugh.
A lot has happened since I last blogged. As many of you may know, during a pitch conference I attended in March, editors from two publishing houses requested my manuscript for review.
Needless to say, I've been writing my fingers to the bone ever since. I finally whittled the book down from 127,000 to 95,000 words. Killing my darlings was tough, but now that they're gone, my novel reads better for it. I finally submitted it on Saturday and am now playing the waiting game.
Although an offer from a publisher would be a dream come true, I also understand that I'm just a drop in a sea of writers. It's a long shot at best. Yet, I'm not going to let this fact get me down. Instead, I've decided to work on the synopsis for the sequel to my story, while I'm waiting for a response from the publishers. Writing helps me transfer all the negative/worries into something positive.
This got me to wondering how many of you deal with the waiting game? Do you bite your nails, continually check emails, or do you distract yourself? Essentially how do you deal??? I'd be interested to know. Until next time, happy writing, my friends.