I have been following the Insecure Writers Support Group posts for months and I finally got around to joining. Big thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for hosting this wonderful idea. Posts are the first Wednesday of the month and are a great way to offer support and encouragement to fellow writers or to receive a little yourself!
I sometimes think I've been waiting at the bus stop too long!
On the outside it usually appears as a patient, the bus is only just around the corner, I can wait abit longer, attitude. Yet inside I'm tense and knotted, drumming my feet on the pavement, anxious to be on the bus and on my way.
I've been known to leap to my feet, so sure my bus was finally here. A competition win, requests for full manuscripts, a telephone call with a brilliant agent, even an offer of representation! (Squeels). But sadly I still haven't quite made it onto the bus, the publishing deal still eludes me.
I know I have travelled a long way already, but I'm nowhere near ready for the journey to end. I've got my ticket stamped, I guess I just have to wait at the bus stop awhile longer. It's just sometimes it gets a little cold and lonely all this hanging about. What am I supposed to do while I'm waiting? Tweek and fiddle some more with projects I've already put my heart and soul into or start something brand new and seek a new distraction to keep me company while I wait?
How do you cope with the inevitable waiting that being a writer entails?