I am the first to admit that I have the patience of a shitzu with bladder control issues. It’s my ‘tragic flaw’.
So as you can imagine, the waiting that goes on during the querying process is excruciating for someone like me. One week after I send out a request, my fingers start to twitch. I try to occupy myself with editing another ms, or critiquing, reading, blogging, maybe even starting a new manuscript, etc…but eventually I give in to temptation and start looking at my email 50 times a frickin day.
It’s like a prerequisite before I do anything else. ‘I gotta get dressed. But I’ll check my email first.’ ‘Gotta get the mail, but first let’s take a look at my inbox.’ ‘I should really make lunch…right after I take another peek. It’s been five minutes…you never know.’ Aaaaah! I’m slowly starting to go insane. I’ve had a partial ms out on submission since mid April and the twitchiness and restlessness is starting to get to me.
Some ideas I came up with so far that might help distract me:
1. 1. 5000 piece jigsaw puzzle
2. 2. Learn to speak japanese
3. 3. Start grounding my own baking flour from scratch
4. 4. Knit sweaters for next winter
5. 5. Go on a pilgrimage through the desert
Any other recommendations for getting through The Waiting Game without going completely ‘refresh button’ crazy?
Today’s question for God or Google - why do we pee a little bit after doing our ‘business’? It’s like the grand finale that says ‘yeah, you can probably get off the john now’. Does it happen for boys too? And if so, how do they manage that?