It’s tough to wait. Waiting to have time to write, waiting to get an idea, waiting to hear what the characters want to do, waiting for a story to be finished – They’re all tough.
Waiting for a response from a publisher or an agent – also tough. But Mom does it. All writers do.
Sometimes she waits by reading picture books at home. Sometimes, she visits the bookstore.
She talks to kids and listens to kids. She does work with her critique group online. And of course, she watches TV. That’s a great waiting activity – especially this time of year.
Mom always has the choice of playing with me while she waits. I like practicing my tricks and walking around the neighborhood
And of course, I watch TV. And I watch Mom watch TV.
For the next couple of weeks I will be waiting in overdrive. Waiting for Santa!
I hope he brings treats and toys and maybe a new dress for me. I’m sure most of my furfriends and humanfriends are also waiting for Christmas. And if The Big Guy brings an opportunity for Mom, that would be good, too. Either way, the working and playing and talking and listening and practicing and napping and watching and waiting will continue…