Friday, December 15, 2006

On Waiting

What I'm reading: Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag; contest entries

What I'm writing: Chapter 16

With everything done on "my end", the reality of relative helplessness sets in. According to my delivery confirmations, Rescued Hearts reached the editor on Wednesday. I sent polite follow-up emails to two agents who have had requested submissions for months. "Romancing the Geek" has been received and is sitting in the editor's inbox, waiting its turn. I guess the 'control freak' in me hasn't gone away.

I'm learning about the promotional end of e-books by participating in 'author' or 'publisher' days at several on-line groups. Not quite as chaotic as live chats, but time consuming nevertheless. And until Sarah is released, there's no effective way to judge the return on the effort.

Time to re-read what I wrote last night and get back to work.


Anonymous said...

The waiting is the hardest part, I've found. You're moving right along with your writing. Wow, Chapter 16!!

Terry Odell said...

Well, I got caught up in Miss Snark's Crapometer last night and didn't write enough new stuff.

I've never been good at waiting. Patience was cultivated for dealing with my kids, and now that they're gone, it's gone too.

Anonymous said...

What do you mean you needed patience for your kids? We were perfect angels!! ;)

Terry Odell said...

Oh, yeah, I forgot. Perfect angels. So who named you the evil twin?

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