“Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience.” -Anonymous
I am not a patient woman. No sirree Bob.
I thought my daughter taught me patience (what else can you learn when you have an infant screaming at you at 3AM?), but writing a novel and attempting to get it published has taught me that you can't learn patience.
It's like a three-hour long class on Statistics that you had to take during the summer. You can only endure.
Chris Rickman from Upstart Crow Literary Agency posted a gem on the Ten Commandments of Publishing that you all must read. Seriously, I'll wait. I think I can handle that much patience.
*munches some chocolate pretzels, checks email*
Okay, isn't that time line great? Granted, I'm sure it was torture for the author, but it makes me feel better. I told a few people at the beginning of the school year that I had finished the first draft of my book and now they're asking me why they can't buy it from Barnes & Noble yet.
If only it were that easy.
Are you a patient person? Do you have any tricks for how to stay sane while waiting for something? I'm pounding away at Book #2- it's keeping me sane!
PS- What do you think of the new blog background? You have no idea how long it took me to find an Egyptian background that would load right!