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There's the saying that publishing is slower than Christmas. Often the phrase "hurry up and wait", though cliche, fits in rather nicely in the publishing descriptor.
Sometimes the wait feels like it's never going to end and when it finally does, the crazy thing is there's always something else to wait for.
Waiting for the idea to fully form.
Waiting on the agent to respond to your query.
Waiting on the agent to respond to your full.
Yay! You got an offer from an agent! But now you have a new set of worries:
Waiting on the editor to respond to your submission.
Waiting (and biting your nails) when your manuscript goes through acquisitions.
Waiting for the book offer.
Yay! You got a book offer! But now you are waiting for a new set of things:
Waiting to announce your book deal.
Waiting for edits from your editor.
Waiting for your book cover.
Waiting for your arcs.
Waiting to launch your book.
Wow. I don't know about you, but by this point, I'm just tired of the word waiting. So what does an author do to keep their sanity?
Ideas of things to do while you are waiting:
1. Write another book! And make this one even better than the last.
3. Go to writing conferences.
4. Take a writing class and get inspired.
5. Travel to some place new and explore new sensory details.
6. If you are literally on the edge of your seat waiting for a phone call, go to the movies.
7. This is precious time, use it to do something amazing.
8. Tackle a new hobby.
9. Eat chocolate. *grin*
What about you? Are you sick of waiting too? What suggestions do you have for those who are so busy waiting.