Albert Einstein once said, “People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.”
Writing is not like chopping wood. One spends months, often years, working on a manuscript. Most of the work is solitary, and much of the time is spent revising. In the end (especially if you’re a “beginner”), the next phase is months, often years, spent writing query letters, sending off excerpts and synopses, waiting to hear back from agents, then waiting to hear from publishers.
Waiting, waiting, waiting. So much time spent waiting.
Now there is another thing to wait for, another “magical date”: January 15.
My writing was deemed “eligible” by the Amazon Higher Powers. As one of the official 5000, I must wait until sometime before January 15, when Amazon announces the 1,000 Semi Finalists.
I suppose I’ll get back to work on the next manuscript.