Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Oh, Waiting.

I'm going to make this quick, because if some of you didn't know, I recently gave birth to a beautiful and perfect little girl! Wanna see? 

Isn't she adorable?! :)

Anyway, back to the real blog post. I wanted to talk about waiting today. How hard waiting is. I don't think it ever gets easier, no matter where you are in your writing journey. Waiting for critique partners to respond, waiting for a query or contest response, waiting to hear from your agent, and so on. 

Right now, I'm waiting to hear back from my agent. This is not to say she's taking too long to respond or anything like that. But that's why waiting is so hard. Even short waits can feel so long. 

So what do you do during the wait? 

For me, I try to keep busy to keep from going crazy and obsessing. (Ha. Like I don't obsess anyway.) Luckily for me though, I now have my little bundle of cuteness to take care of and obsess over. I'm also getting back into my WiP which helps to take my mind off the wait.

Waiting is always hard, especially when you're so eager to for a response, or the next step, or whatever it is you're wanting. But keeping busy is the way I deal with waiting and I find that it really helps to keep me from getting over anxious or obsessive. 

What about all of you? Do you keep busy while you're waiting? Do you have a different coping mechanism? Or do you just turn into a giant ball of anxiety while you wait, like I would if I didn't keep busy?

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  1. What an absolute cutie-pie! Congrats!

  2. Gorgeous little bundle! I have to keep myself distracted whenever it comes to waiting for anything, I have the patience of a gnat. (Hugs) Indigo

  3. Congrats on your beautiful girl! And welcome to motherhood :D I have to keep busy while waiting or I turn into a nervous wreck. Well, I guess anxious over nervous. Sometimes it's positive energy while waiting.

  4. Congrats on the kid! While waiting, I move on to the next project. Fortunately I have at least half a dozen WIPs at any point, so it's not hard finding something else to do.