In writing, the anticipation is for a reply to all the submissions we send out. Months of waiting, then it's all over in a couple of seconds when we open the envelope. But we keep doing it. We keep hoping. We keep striving. We keep sending stuff out. Because there is always that hope that one of those subs will garner a sale.
Right now, I'm waiting for seven submissions. Patience is the name of the game in this business.
But that's not what I'm excited about. I'm also waiting for the next luncheon of my group of writer friends. We get together to talk about everything. We started this on a whim, but it has become important to us. We struggle over days that work for everyone to get together. We start talking about the next luncheon before the current one is even over. We spend the month anticipating our time together.
With submissions, I know I'll wait months - in at least one case, well over a year and the answers are more often than not a rejection. But with my writer's group - only a few weeks. And it's all good with them.
Last night's progress: 30 pages
Birthdays: St. Teresa of Avila, Nelson Algren
Tips and Teasers: Go through your latest manuscript and use a colored pen to mark all your main character’s dialogue. Use different colors to mark other’s dialogue. Your hero/heroine should be the one with the most to say.
Thought for the day: "To write is to create music. The words you write make sounds, and when those sounds are in harmony, the writing will work." – Gary Provost