Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Impatience Again

It's the cycle of writing... Waiting and having patience.  Sometimes I feel like the traditionally publishing route is extremely slow from the writer's point of view.  The agents feel like they are moving quickly because they are multi-tasking like crazy!  Answering queries, rejecting, reading partials and full manuscripts, working with their writers, searching publishers for clients, and probably more than I can imagine!  I went my full manuscript to the agent that wants to represent me on June 13th and I'm just waiting for her to reply about what she thinks of my manuscript.  I'm quite nervous!  It's the first time that an agent that wants to represent me wants to read my manuscript.  *crosses fingers*  I'm just waiting patiently until the time that she gets back to me. :) 

I've read that it can take one, two or three months for an agent to read a full manuscript, depending on how busy they are and how many projects they are working on.  Three months?  That's a long time!  Well, it took her a month to respond to me after reading my book proposal, first three chapters, and presenting it to a board meeting.  I'm guessing it will take a month to two months.  I'll just have to learn to distract myself in the meantime. 

What I should be doing is editing.... I just can't get into it.  I don't want to take apart "To Love Without Hope" and put it back together again.  I don't know, but when it comes to editing... I'd rather not.  I should probably stop procrastinating and do it.  Gaaaaaah.


  1. I hate waiting too. I am so not excited for this part of the process. BTW, did you get my e-mail?

  2. I am not a patient person. When I was writing my novel all my inpatients was directed at myself, so I could actually do something about it. Now I am waiting on my beta readers and the suspense is killing me.

    I am excited for you. Just remember no news is good news.

  3. I'm not patient either! It's frustrating that so much of a writer's life is spent waiting. Have my fingers crossed for you! :)

  4. Patience is something I'll have to acquire. :)

    Jen - I did get your email, sorry I haven't responded yet. I will take some time and read it this weekend! I've been crazy busy with work this week and now I'm on vacation for a week, yay!

    Krista - I'm about to start a new novel and impatience will be aimed towards myself too. :) Suspense will make us stronger?

    Christine - Thanks! It is frustrating that we have to spend so much time waiting, but I think it will make us stronger and better. :)