It would appear that I don’t posses this virtue, which I thought, for the past umpteen years I did.
I can sit at a cafe and wait patiently for my coffee, happy to people watch and view the sights around me.
I can sit at a train station and patiently wait for my ride to the city, again, happy to people watch.
If I have my Kindle with me, I could patiently wait all damn day.
Sometimes while waiting patiently for a doctor’s appointment I have waited patiently all damn day.
My kids often ask me ‘when’s Dad coming home? When are our cousins coming? When’s the bus coming?‘ to which I always reply, when he/they/it arrive. Have patience.
But it would seem when waiting for a reply from the publisher to see if my book is going to be contracted, then I have no patience. Their submission details state X amount of weeks for the review process on all submissions. I’m currently at the end of week 3 and I know I have at least another X amount of weeks to go. But does this stop me from checking my email everyday, just on the off chance that the publisher has nothing better to do than review my submission? No.
It’s stupid. I know this. I keep telling myself to have patience. My husband says ‘suck it up, you’ll just have to wait.’ And he’s right. I can’t do anything but wait, and hope it gets accepted. And if it doesn’t? Then I guess I’ll submit to another publisher and start the whole waiting patiently game again.
<3 RJ x