Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Writing { and reading and publishing } ~

Turning the Tables: The Art of Waiting


Today’s re-blog will challenge you…

About things you’re obviously waiting for & things you may not have been aware you were waiting for…

BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

by Sandra A. Miller (with Marc Zegans):

sandramiller.jpg Sandra A. Miller (photo by Miranda Loud)

I am waiting. You, too? What are you waiting for?

To hear back from the story contest? Your editor?  Perhaps that dream agent who loved your pitch, requested a partial manuscript on March 3 at 2:57 pm and now has been sitting on it ever since? Does she seriously not have 15 minutes to dive in, gasp at your genius, ask for the full, and call to say she must sign you?

What the hell is she waiting for?

When I wait, I tend to badger my beloveds, like my sister in Munich, who in February waited for the most excruciating week of her life to find out if she had cancer. And here’s what I told her on the phone everyday: “Waiting is the worst! Now go get ice cream.”

It was the best advice…

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