Wednesday, June 23, 2004

I Have a Bad Feeling About This

As a general rule it doesn't bother me too much to have a book manuscript off with my editor because while she's got it I don't have to work on it, right? But after a month or so passes with no word, especially no, "Oh, my stars and garters, Gail, it's the finest thing I've ever read! How do you do it?" I begin to get anxious. Especially if a deadline looms. Or is past, as often happens.

To make a long story short (too late!) I e-mailed my editor today just to see how things were going. She was just lovely in her reply but said nothing that could possibly be interpreted as "Oh, my stars and garters, Gail, etc. etc." It will be sometime next week before I get a serious response.

I'd better finish those two short stories I've been revising and send them out somewhere before then because I suspect July and August are going to be tres horrible and I won't be touching them again until fall. And what's more, I still haven't finished cleaning my desk after the last writing binge. And I wanted to go visit a bookstore I've never been to. Oh, man. I don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight.

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