Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The waiting game

I have just completed a young adult fiction trilogy that I'm hugely excited about. I'm currently preening and perfecting it, with the hope that there is an agent out there who would love to take it on board.
Now comes the hard part. Getting it accepted. I am currently in the throws of learning all about how to do that and I'm loving every moment of it.
Except... the waiting. The waiting sucks!
You spend hours debating over every syllable of your query letter. You revise it to perfection. You spend hours reading agent blogs, finding ways to show them that you've done your research and you know a little about their style. Then you compose your e-mail, press that send button and wait.
Over the next few days I find myself obsessively checking my e-mail, willing a response to pop up on my screen. Even if it is a rejection, you know where you stand. You can feel sad then pick yourself up again and move on. But the waiting - that is just painful.
I guess this whole process is teaching me the art of patience and I should be very grateful. A little waiting never hurt anybody... just possibly made them mentally unstable :)
Any suggestions on how to make this part of the journey easier are more than welcome!

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