It's one of those rare Fridays on which I don't have a lot to say. Blogging is almost always effortless for me; in fact, if my drafting process were anything like my blogging process, I'd be able to churn out ten novels a year. At least.
Sometimes, though, I do the stare-at-the-blank-space thing when I sit down to blog. And that's what's happening right now.
Actually, I've been doing a lot of staring in general. Staring out the window, staring at my piano, staring at nothing. And it's not the kind of staring that comes when I'm plotting.
It's a really BLANK stare.
I'm pretty sure I know what's going on. It's the I Feel Like Life Is One Big, Long Wait stare. And you all know what I'm talking about.
You can't be a successful writer if you don't know how to WAIT. We wait to hear back from our critique partners. We wait for responses to our queries. We wait for agents to read our partials or fulls. We wait for our work to go on submission. We wait for editors to read our manuscripts.
Then, even once we've signed a publishing contract, we wait some more: we wait to make the big announcement; we wait for our editorial notes; we wait wait WAIT.
It's a lot of waiting, regardless of where we are on the timeline.
And waiting is wearisome. No matter the half-a-dozen things you've got to keep yourself occupied during the waiting. The waiting is STILL HAPPENING in the background, 24 hours a day.
Yes, of course I've got my half-a-dozen things in the air. It's just that I don't feel like doing any of them.
So that's me. Where are YOU in the waiting game? And how do you avoid the blank stare?
Or maybe that's my own, unique quirk. Which wouldn't surprise me one bit. *grin*