I Write, Therefore I Wait

Monday, August 22nd, 2005 • No Comments on I Write, Therefore I Wait

Is it still

August?  Sheesh.  What’s a girl gotta do to get to September?

Classes start in a week.  Exciting stuff, the buying of books and school supplies.  Or maybe that’s just me?  In any case, the next week will be interesting—I’ll be leaving the library after 4+ years and continuing my grad school experience, not to mention writing my ass off to justify being willfully and rebelliously unemployed.  A season of change is coming and I’m looking forward to it.

I have a few more book covers to add to the sidebar as publication dates for various anthologies approach.  There is such a long delay time between sales and publications that I nearly forget the excitement of the sale, but seeing a new book cover always brings it back full force.  Of course, book covers are often designed months before actual publication of the book, so even that enthusiasm fades until I actually hold the book in my hands.  Instant gratification this business is not.

Writing requires perseverance, skill and luck; the job of being a writer, however, requires a lot of waiting.  At the moment, I’m waiting for several paychecks, contracts and author copies, not to mention a handful of overdue responses to submissions.  There’s only one thing to do while I’m doing all this waiting.  Write. 

September will be here soon…

Posted by Kristina in Writing

I'm a writer, editor, blogger, mama, wife and coffee lover.