Today, I'm over at Wendy Smith's blog for her Grand Re-Opening after blog renovations, and it sure does look swank. I believe she's also giving away prizes, so hop on over there.
For my post, I selected one near and dear to my heart this days: Waiting.
I’ve heard actors describe their jobs as mostly waiting with brief periods of action. I’ve also heard this is the common experience of people in prison, police officers, and even soldiers at war. The action might be strenuous, stressful, and/or traumatic, but 90% of the time requires patience and the skill of waiting.
Writing is a lot like that, too. We do a lot of waiting. Waiting for a book to sell, or a review to come. Waiting for a reader to finish, or a contract to be offered. Waiting for a rejection or an acceptance. Waiting for inspiration, or for energy; waiting, waiting for that break to finally happen. Waiting for a release or edits, or waiting for a cover to come through. There’s a lot of waiting. And worrying.
Writers need patience.
Read more at Wendy's Blog.