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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Waiting Game with Walter Mitty

After I write my short stories and poems I then badger my hubby to read them aloud to me. I find it’s a good way to hear the mistakes and check the flow of dialogue and ideas. Naturally he agrees to this with a resigned stoicism. Bless!

Then I begin re-editing and polishing the work until eventually I decide it’s done and ready to print off. Popping it in the postbox, I walk away with a hopeful, excited flutter running through me.

Then I wait.
All the while, as the hours stretch into days, then weeks and months I try to get on with my life, while every day stretches out like its own personal month and I try to tell myself to forget about the manuscripts. Just be patient. As I wait, I day dream like Walter Mitty, imagining how awesome it will be when the manuscript is accepted.

In quieter moments, I pluck the possibilities: 'accepted', 'declined', 'accepted' like petals in a game of 'He loves me, he loves me not! '

Naturally I want everyone to love my literary offspring as much as I do, while knowing full well that although this would be awesome, it isn’t always possible.

What do you do?