Have you ever noticed that
differ by only one letter?
Perhaps it's because they are so closely intertwined - no matter what stage you are at in your writing journey you are waiting.
Writing? You're waiting to hear back from betas.
Querying? Waiting to hear back from an agent.
Agented? Waiting on submissions.
Sold your book? Waiting on publication.
Published? Waiting on reviews.
Here are a couple of fun things to do while waiting, things that will give you a fun inside peek at the publishing industry:
Read The School Story by Andrew Clements: Don't mess with Zee Zee Reisman from the Sherry Clutch Literary Agency. Especially when she's promoting the hot new novelist Cassandra Day. New York's publishing scene is impressed by the book she's pushing... but stunned when they find out Zee Zee and Cassandra are both 12-year-old girls. Zee Zee is really Zoe, best friend to Natalie Nelson, a.k.a. Cassandra Day. When Natalie writes a story, a really good story, Zoe is determined to let the whole world know. The catch? The editor Natalie wants happens to be her own mother, an editor at Shipley Junior Books. (Description from Amazon.)