Waiting is difficult, isn’t it? Waiting patiently is even more difficult.
Seemingly impossible at times.
It’s the lull that gets me. Doubts creep in, and those doubts can be devastating. I question everything and everyone. My abilities, my plans, my purpose. I can get impatient and pushy if I’m not careful.
We wait a lot in the publishing world, it’s a known fact. It’s just the industry for the most part. And it’s a vulnerable time. So it’s usually when I have this song on repeat: While I’m Waiting, by John Waller.
The words are so encouraging, but specifically these:
While I’m waiting I’ll be running the race.
I will move ahead, bold and confident.
When I’m stuck in a waiting period, I can still be active, moving forward.
I can be helping other authors, I can be writing more stories, I can be encouraging and celebrating other authors’ successes. And so on.
I can keep running the race bold and confident. I can have faith in the plan.
I choose to be active and hopeful while I wait. What do you choose?