Let the waiting…begin

I despise waiting. It has nothing to do with the cultural ‘on demand’ attitude that we have now. I’ve never been one for patience. Ask my family. I want everything YESTERDAY, and there’s a certain anxiety that accompanies this character flaw. It’s something I don’t think I’ll ever learn to accept.

Not even in my writing.

I think waiting for a response from agents/editors has to be the worst thing on the planet. At least, for me it is. Maybe it’s that Aries part of me that is excited about moving forward with a project, and waiting is nothing more than being at a standstill. I know what you’re going to say, it’s all part of the writing career process, I know that, doesn’t mean I can handle it any better. I don’t envy those of you who can wait either. Nothing personal, I just don’t understand how you can process it.

I try to fill the time by working on other things, hence the fact I have three or four project on the go at the same time, but that brings about its own form of anxiety, and I’m right back where I started. Meditation? Forget it. I LIKE my mind full of chaos. Brings me my best ideas. I guess this is just my little character flaw that I’ll have to live with. I don’t think I can ‘fix’ it, don’t know if I want too either.

So, as I wait for the acceptance or rejection of yet another short story and my full manuscript request, I will have to bide my time and not drive my family and friends nuts. I’m pretty sure they can handle it, questions is, can I?

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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

2 Responses to Let the waiting…begin

  1. ketmakkura says:

    I’m impatient AND paranoid; not a good combo. If something drags on, I assume the worse while I wait, wait, wait for a resolution. Makes me crazy.

  2. I know that feeling. It’s like you know what they’re going to reply and you just want them to reject you so you can move on.

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