Maybe if I wore robes, I could be patient, too. Would pajamas do?
I've checked my email no less than 500 times in the last two weeks, starting before prospective agent #1 would have received my 50 page partial submission. And now it's been almost two weeks. Not that long, I know. And there was a holiday, and I'm sure he has tons of stuff to keep him busy.
Wait a second.
I have stuff to keep me busy too!
Back to editing I go. But I wonder...hang on a second.
Okay. I'm back. I have a great deal on airline tickets+rental car+hotel, but nothing literary or agenty in the inbox. I need to get done and send out some query letters so I won't care so much about the individual responses.
So, I've started some research- there's a two foot tall stack of books I've checked out from the library and the details are blowing around my brain. I've only read a small chunk of one book, but it's still a start.
And I have some notecards with possible scenes for The Sequel that I've been carrying around in my purse. I need more hours to figure this stuff out, not less. Right. There's absolutely no need to be impatient.
How do you deal with waiting? I know I'm not the only email hound.