April 1st, 2014 Comments Off on Waiting

One of the hardest parts of writing books is waiting for feedback from your editor. It’s a good time to rest from writing, take a break, do something different, or maybe even start another writing project completely unrelated. But as the weeks go by, you start to itch to get back to the novel, and you hope your editor will respond in a timely manner.

I’m waiting to hear back from my editor about my not-so-new teen novel. I’ve been working on it for years, off and on, and now I want to see it fully realized. I took a month-long detour into another project, not writing related. And it’s been so much fun. But I’m ready to get back to it now. I’ve cleaned my desk and organized my office. I found things I didn’t even know I’d lost. I even finished my taxes a month ahead of time. I have a four-week writing workshop to teach and that should occupy me nicely. But after that, I’ll be ready to write again.

But there’s nothing you can do to speed up an editor. Tentative emails with pleasantries about the weather garner few results. So you wait. And you hope that when the feedback does come, it’s good. *fingers crossed*

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