I have been writing this blog for just a short time but have been writing my books for a longer span. They came out of me quickly, sort of like Venus rising from the sea foam fully formed. It was as if the story was in a hurry to be in the light of day. A little disconcerting, I must say, as I didn’t know what was going to happen next. At one point in my story my fingers were typing and I was crying out to my computer, “No! He can’t be dead! You can’t kill him! I won’t let you!” (I saved him.. Whew! But it was a near thing!)
I tell you this because the speed at which the story unfolded caused one book to finish and immediately the next part of the story unfolded. There was an impatience for the story to be born beyond any control I had with it. Later as I was querying I learned that I was suppose to have a synopsis written first and develop the story from there. Well maybe next time, if it lets me.
Now the reason I tell you all of this is because there is a recurring theme here. All of my life I have heard, “Good things come to those who wait.” and “Patience is a virtue.” or “Wait and see. Whatever will be will be.” Alright already! But the deal is it isn’t always me who has trouble with patience! This book didn’t have any. I was just along for the ride. Patience? Ha!
Querying is a tedious process. You send some out and wait. Such is the nature of the beast. I handled that with reasonable decorum… each and every time. 🙂 So when the music modulated into a different key I sit up and take notice. It could be when I work hard with a snail mail query to another country or I get a response that shows interest. I am now in a different gear… and patience, well, hmmmm.
I know that the world is beyond my control. I’m still working on taking that in stride as my story gets closer to being out there for others to enjoy. Can’t help it. I’m revving my engines. (: