I’ve learned that a large part of the writer’s life is taken up in waiting.  Currently I have one story submitted to a magazine and am about to submit another.  The submission I made was back in October, but I haven’t heard anything back yet.  With other stories I’ve sent out, it might be 6-8 months before I get a response.

The same is true for querying agents, although internet queries seem to move faster.  I have had responses back within a day (even if it was a form rejection), but even here it could take 2-3 months to get a response.

So if you’re reading this and you want to become an author, or have a story to submit, get use to waiting.  The best way to wait, though, is to get busy with another project or two or three.  Keep producing, keep writing.

About colborne55

I'm a author of mysteries, a book reviewer for Suspense Magazine, and as the Omnivorous Cinephile, I review movies.
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