So... lately I've been a bit overwhelmed by my job. That is normal mode for me. I could really use another me to give everything I do the amount of attention it should really get. But I did something a little bit crazy. Somehow I scheduled myself to be travelling for almost three weeks straight. I have a day or two at work in between three long weekend events. So now I am trying to cram everything for the upcoming three weeks into this week. UGH! And of course when I turned my attention to writing my blog post for today, I surfed the internet for an hour trying to come up with some ideas. I bet that sounds familiar to a few of you out there!!
But what I find to be the most difficult and painful part of my day to day work is when I get an email from a writer or an agent who submitted a manuscript months ago and they are wondering about the status. Those emails make me feel horrible. Because in that pile of submissions, might be the best submission I've gotten all year... but I haven't read it yet. And I definitely won't in the next month. Maybe not even in the next three months. And that poor writer is hanging out there feeling low because they haven't heard a thing. I got at least two of those emails today.
Sadly, as bad as I feel, I can't do much about it. There is simply not enough time in the day. So for the writers out there who haven't yet been published, my best advice is to hang in there. But maybe this is where some other writers can give advice... what do you do while waiting? Did you all have that dream of a quick read and offer, or did you suffer through the waiting game?