A watched pot never boils…

And apparently a watched phone never rings. ūüėÄ

What is the hardest part of being a writer?

Developing a plot? No.

Writer’s block? No.

Achieving daily word count goals? No.

While these things are hard, they are still somewhat in my control. Sure I will¬†develop plots with holes, and¬†I will have¬†days where I¬†struggle to add words to the page. But I¬†can fill in the plot holes, and if I¬†don’t meet a word goal one day, I¬†can¬†sit back down the next day and try again. And keep trying until I¬†get it right.

So, what do I find to be the hardest part of being a writer? Waiting.

It’s the one thing that is completely out of my control.¬†Waiting to hear from the editor. Will she hate my story¬†and reject it completely? Will she like my story¬†but¬†ask for revisions? Or will she love my story and want¬†to buy it? Only time will tell.

In the meantime, all I can do is keep myself busy. Start writing my next book. Spend time with loved ones. Read. Clean house. Anything but sit around watching the phone, waiting for it to ring.