Wednesday, April 20, 2005

If Patience is a Virtue...

We writers must be darn virtuous. I feel sometimes all I do is wait. My controlling personality is thwarted as my fate lies in the hands of others in the publishing industry. I can only make contact, I can not do anything further but calmly (huh?) wait for a response.

I wait for the mailman to deliver a magical letter of encouragement from an agent who has read my work.

I wait for the e-mail replies that mean my efforts are not wasted.

I wait for readers in my critique group to respond to the latest installment they're reading for me.

I wait for free time from my busy life life that allows me to write my words.

This blog is in response to all that waiting. This is one concrete thing I can do, share the torture, commiserate in the process, and hopefully share my success too. Those times when the pain of waiting is made sweet, by the outcome.

Join me as I ramble on about the process of becoming published.


  1. Well, while you are waiting, here is a reciprocal comment for your blog. Best of luck with your writing and your blogging and thank you for taking the time to visit mine. *Waves from across the pond*

  2. Thanks nightwriter! I'm an anglophile to boot. Enjoy the ride...

  3. Just wanted to wish you the best of luck and congrats on *finishing* your first draft! That in itself is something you should be proud of.

    By the way, I'm a blogger and writer too (with the same blog template as yours -- does that make it the blog equivalent of wearing the same dress at a party?). Anyway, if you need someone to commisserate about writing with, let me know.