Waiting forever

After writers send their work out to be critiqued, it can feel as if forever stands in front of them.

Time has stopped. Even as life goes by, nothing happens. They wait, filled with butterflies. Days and months and years all feel like lifetimes.

Perhaps it’s because they’re nervous. They sent their work—their child—out for other people to judge. Did they create a good enough offspring? The more they worry, the more the anxiety follows.

I find that focusing on other tasks helps though. These tasks include:

  • Starting another writing project
  • Playing video games
  • Reading new books
  • Listening to music
  • Running in a park
  • Playing with pets

Distracting minds help forever be a little shorter.

Do you have any other distractions that help you in these situations? Leave a comment below!

One thought on “Waiting forever

  1. Believe in what you have writing.. Not everyone is going to understand your message.. The one who will understand will learn…

    So Trust your book, and have patience.. It’s not about the no. of views or comment of your book but the no. of actual people who read it

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