Friday, March 18, 2011

Waiting...

Waiting...

Waiting...

Still waiting....

One of the worst things about being an author is the delay between effort and response. None of the creative art-forms I have been involved with in the past have this kind of delayed gratification.

Music? You practice, practice, practice until one day, a few minutes after practice - you perform.
Drama? The same.
Floral Design? One day from raw stems to completed and displayed sculptures.

But writing? Months of work followed by a dead space as people absorb what you've sent.

Will they like it?
Does it suck?
Is it worth continuing with?

Oh, God! What if they love it? How will the next bunch of chapters live up to these?

Waiting....

1 comment:

Doug Hagler said...

If it's great, the next chapters have to live up to it. If not...that's not good either. I figure - you're hosed either way. Might as well sit back, relax, watch some TV, and daydream about the next book :)