One thing I have realized that we writers need heavy duty patience in our professions. The books by themselves take a long time to get written. Then there are the innumerable drafts. Then comes the critique from crit partners. After several rounds of revisions, when we finally send the manuscripts to an agent or editor, we not just have to endure a long wait for their reply, we also need to further revise and polish the manuscript with their suggestions.
Patience is one thing that does not come easy to me. I am a girl in a hurry. If I had telepathic abilities, I would ensure that the editors and agents I query reply ASAP. Now that a publisher has requested my full MS, and another has requested a revision of the first few chapters, I am both nervous and excited. Honestly, the wait can be killing. All kinds of doubts have made their residence in my mind. To distract myself, I am writing and reading like crazy. But, ever so often my mind finds its way back to the nagging thought.
On another note I am thrilled to share with you all the news that for the month of May I will be co-hosting IWSG (Insecure Writer’s Support Group). I joined IWSG in January. It’s been four months since I joined this amazing group, where we share our fears, insecurities, doubts and worries related to our writing and help and support each other. We post on the first Wednesday of every month.
IWSG is the brainchild of my dear blog buddy Alex Cavanaugh who really needs no introduction at all. CassaStar, CassaFire, his two sci- fi books are on the Amazon bestsellers list. I am sure that CassaStorm, his third book too will land up there. Alex is one of the most supportive bloggers I know. His generosity and warmth just take my breath away. I really adore this Ninja Captain of ours. I have badgered him several times to share the secret of his super human powers with me. His energy levels amaze me. A multi-tasker and a man of many talents, he loves writing, blogging, movies and music.
I am really excited about co-hosting. It will be the first time I am ever co-hosting anything. I am looking forward to meeting lots of wonderful new bloggers and making more writing friends.
If any of you have not yet met Alex, its time you changed that. Drop in to his blog and say a huge hi from me to him. What are you all looking forward to in the month of May? Have any of you co-hosted any blog challenge? Any tips for me?