What do you know? I finally seem to have learnt how to be patient.
I have just finished my 6th round of revisions on my WIP, and finally believe that it’s ready. A large part of me is screaming at me to shove it in an envelope and to get it ‘out there’ as fast as possible.
A smaller part, which I’m finding is being a lot more assertive, is saying hold on.... if it’s as good as I believe it is, then a few more days or weeks isn’t going to make any difference. Let’s get it right this time. Let’s make sure that the synopsis is spot on, Why not have a couple of Beta readers take a look and confirm what you think. In the mean time, I can check that my agents list is still up to date, and hone that covering letter so that the agent has no choice but to look at my accompanying chapters.
The small voice is winning so far. And I have to tell you, that if I wasn’t already sitting down, I’d have to go and sit down before the surprise makes my legs give way.
Are you guys already there with the patient thing? Is this yet another thing I’m playing catch up with? Let me know :o)