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I’m always waiting for something. I’m waiting for the client to get back to me, for my cover artist to provide the final version, for my editor to return my book—nothing ever happens in a vacuum and creative work least of all. Other people give us advice, time, or their critical skills toward making our projects the best they can be.
It happens at work, at the doctor’s office, and even in front of the television. Hurry up and wait.
Waiting can be useful. A short break in the middle of the crazy day can be all I need to catch my breath and jump back into the fray with renewed energy. But sometimes waiting is not helpful and that’s a reminder I had today.
Waiting is something I have to manage regularly, but it’s most difficult to overcome when it’s tied to my creative work. Handing over my latest book to the editor is a critical step in the process, but it’s one I find difficult to do because now I have to wait for the results. Why can’t I get them back immediately! The anticipation is killing me.
Most of the time I can distract myself with other administrative tasks until the creative flow starts up again. Marketing, newsletters, and websites don’t update themselves.
But it’s even harder to overcome waiting when I’ve released a new book. I’ve done this ten times now and it’s not any easier with practice. I hit publish and I drum my fingers, refreshing the amazon page to see if anyone has purchased it yet.
It needs to be approved, released, and the sales are usually delayed by several hours, but I can’t help it. I need to know. Eventually I can force myself away from the sales page, but I’ll reflexively visit for another four or five days, just in case.
Waiting time, for me, is generally wasted time, so I do my best to mitigate it. I cascade my expected deadlines so something new is always coming into my email demanding attention, distracting me from the thing I just finished. And this is the perpetual motion machine that dictates my life.
Title: Learning to Want
Author: Tami Veldura
Publisher: NineStar Press
Publication Date: November 21, 2016
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Genre: Sci-Fi, Gay Romance, BDSM
About Tami Veldura
Tami Veldura is a reader, editor, and author of LGBT work. She’s a petite dragon who hordes purple things and prefers the title Mx. Track her down on twitter or find her books on Amazon and AllRomance. Bring your best pokemon and cat videos.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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