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Learn to Wait

Any minute now...

Any minute now…

About an hour before my son’s bus is due, Scout goes upstairs to begin her vigil. There is no whining. No barking. No growling.

Every morning Harris tells her, “I’ll be back.” So she waits.

The writer’s life involves a lot of waiting–for an answer to your query. A request for your full manuscript. An offer of representation. A contract. there are times you will even wait for inspiration. It’s part of the process, part of what you chose when you decided to be a writer.

So, don’t bark. Don’t growl. If the agent says she will get back to you in six weeks, you wait six weeks. If you don’t hear by week seven? Yeah. You can whine a bit.

 

 

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