This writing game requires patience, at all stages along the way, and it’s something I’m struggling with at the moment.

I want a contraption I can connect to my brain and have the stories magically appear on the computer. I made up a spreadsheet the other night with a schedule for all the books currently in my head, and at the very slow rate I write, I’m busy until 2017. Which means I have to a) write faster or b) learn patience.

I’m going through the submission process with Elsie’s Place – which means sending it out into the ether and waiting. *sigh* And if I’m lucky enough to get signed up, it will mean more waiting – especially as I’m currently targeting traditional publishers and the time between acceptance to holding my book can be many months.

Add to that there are a couple of unresolved things in my personal life that are leaving me on tenterhooks. I don’t like uncertainty – I like life to be planned and orderly.

It ain’t happening!

So all I can do is wait… And keep writing…

Anyway got a patience pill?!

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6 thoughts on “Patience

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-51320">

    Oh, Kerrie, I hear you! Sending you hugs because I haven’t found a patience pill!

    I often think that in this life I’m here to learn patience. I don’t know why I’d choose to be a writer otherwise!!! I’m a really slow learner and it’s such a difficult thing to learn.

    My stories change, and change priority. I have things written and half-written that now don’t seem to work for me, so they’ll probably stay in some unfinished, unpublished form. When I die, some poor soul will look at the crazy ideas I had and wonder what sort of a nutter I was!! I feel sorry for them πŸ™‚

    Good luck with the waiting, the sorting and the patience.

    Cate xoxo

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-51851">

      lol, I completely understand about the half-written things! If you find that pill, let me know please πŸ™‚

    li class="comment even thread-odd thread-alt depth-1 parent" id="comment-51363">

    Wish I had a patience pill. I’m getting too old to wait too long! I did laugh at Cate’s response tho – it sounds very familiar. Hugs and enjoy the journey and your friends who are trudging along at your side. πŸ™‚

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-51852">

      Friends like you guys are what keeps me going! Thanks πŸ™‚

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-51838">

    Funny Kerrie, I actually have the patience – lord knows I’m so far behind the other girls in my writing group πŸ™‚
    It’s the “It will all be worth it in the end” Pill that I need! hahahaha

    I spoke to a fellow this last week who said he’d written a story & sent it off with all expectations of being accepted! (greenhorn … weren’t we all thinking that in the beginning?)
    Once I started to explain the slow agonising process to him I could see the deflation ooze out of him.
    I’ve since sent him many contacts, many links and advice I’ve been given over the years.

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor odd alt depth-2" id="comment-51853">

      Oh yes, I was fully expecting an all-out bidding war on the 1st novel I subbed πŸ™‚ I’m still waiting πŸ™‚

      Thanks for dropping by and I’ll share in that “It will all be worth it in the end” if you find it too πŸ™‚

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