Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Waiting Game

I know I've said this before, but the patience required of a writer is nothing less than cruel and unusual punishment! I currently have a couple submissions under consideration from publishers and the long wait for acceptance (or rejection) is brutal. Sometimes I'm lucky and get a quick response. I love those fast responders! Efficiency is near and dear to my heart and I simply can't stand when my submissions are mishandled, as one recently was by a certain large erotic e-publisher who shall remain nameless. Needless to say, I'll never send them another thing.

Speaking of time, I got the coolest calendar from a friend. It's called Porn for Women and features half-naked men doing housework. Now that's my kind of erotica!


Katie Reus said...

Waiting is the worst, but especially when they mishandle your stuff. If it makes you feel better, I'm playing the waiting game too :)

Dara Edmondson said...

Thanks, Katie. We're all int he same boat at some point.

Terry Odell said...

And then there are those who not only make you wait, but tell you they don't want anyone else to have a peek until they get around to their decision. I will say that one of the perks of having an agent is that the response time seems much faster. Not better (although they're friendlier), but faster.

And why only half naked men? I'd go for at least three-quarters naked.

Julia Smith said...

Porn For Women is definitely hilarious.

Sorry to have been so long away from your blog - I switched templates awhile ago and had to delete and rebuild my entire sidebar, including my blogroll. I've realized recently that a few bloggers were missing from my blogroll - so many apologies, a late Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!

Ashley Ladd said...

I don't know anyone that likes to wait. I hate it, too. But I usually have several submissions out at once, plus one of my editors reports very quickly so it's not too painful.