Friday, 12 March 2010

Patience

We've all heard the saying about patience being a virtue. I've had to remind myself that a lot lately.

In addition to sending out queries a few weeks ago, I've also been requested to send my full manuscript to an agent at a great literary agency. Yippee! And now I'm patiently waiting for him to read it. I know this can take a month or two (hopefully not more, though I know it happens), but time seems to crawl by when you're waiting for something, doesn't it? And just a couple days ago, an agent contacted me about my novel after reading about it on my website. The agency she works for does not accept unsolicited queries or manuscripts, so I was ecstatic to have her email me with interest in my work. So now she's got sample pages, and again I wait patiently for her to get back to me.

Okay, who am I kidding—I'm not patient at all.

So I decide to keep busy by writing my third book and by keeping up with this blog.

Writing is not something I have to wait for, unless you count waiting for the free time to suddenly drop into my lap. Keeping up with the blog, however, is another issue of patience. I've got some great aspiring writers out there lined up for interviews, but they also have busy schedules and I have to wait patiently for them to get back to me.

And don't even get me started on waiting for this cold weather to end and for spring to finally arrive.

But I'll just keep repeating that oh-so-popular saying over and over to myself, because even if I'm not really as patient as I should be, I do believe that good things come to those who wait—even if they're impatient.

5 comments:

Heather Babes said...

I say I am impatiently patient. :)

Dawn Embers said...

Good luck to you!

Dorothy Dreyer said...

@Heather: Good term! :)

@Dawn: Thank you! :)

Donna Hosie said...

Good luck, Dorothy!

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Thank you, Donna!