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Saturday, March 17, 2007
I forgot what it feels like to wait for a submission.

I mean, I've done this before. Obviously. But I can usually put it out of my mind and move on. After all, there's nothing I can do to make time move faster, right?

But I am spitting nails over this submission to Samhain. Part of it is because there's a firm-ish deadline on when she'll announce the Chosen Ones. Usually, you don't know. This time, I do.

So I'm watching the clock. Tomorrow, she said. What the hell? There are a whole 24 hours in tomorrow! Which one?
3/17/2007 03:23:00 PM : : Sela Carsen : : 14 Comments


Yeah, I have that going on. I have my submission to Torquere Press and a few non-romantic submissions that I have been waiting on for MONTHS.

Waiting is like a itch. :(

By Blogger Arin Rhys, at 6:07 PM  

I got kind of spoiled when my first submission was accepted six days after I sent it. Waiting five months (and counting) on the next two partials I sent out has just about driven me up the wall. Are they lost? Did the editors hate them so much, they just pitched them without replying? One was an email submission, so I may never know.

Waiting sucks.

Got my fingers crossed for you...

By Blogger Robin L. Rotham, at 1:32 AM  

Good luck, Sela. And since Samhain just got RWA acknowledgement you'll be recognized as officially published once they take you on too.

By Blogger Babe King, at 7:00 AM  

I hope you make it! (I know you will.)

By Blogger Kristen Painter, at 8:32 AM  

Waiting is AWFUL!!!!! Hang in there.

By Blogger Jennifer McK, at 9:01 AM  

Big hugs. I hate waiting too. I'm still waitng on M&B and I'm sure it's going to be quite a while yet before I hear anything. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

By Blogger Nell Dixon, at 11:52 AM  

What Robin said. Waiting sucks.

Good luck, Sela!!!

By Blogger Larissa Ione, at 12:39 PM  

Thanks everyone! She said we should know by late this evening.

I figure that if I clean out my entire office, I may be able to stay sane until then.

By Blogger Sela Carsen, at 1:23 PM  

I so know what you mean. I have a deadline that I have been waiting for eight months now. Most times I forget but the announcement is next month. Congrats on the submission and I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

By Blogger Kissa Starling, at 1:35 PM  

Waiting is absolutely the worst feeling. Samhain is a great publisher- I'll be sending good thoughts your way!

Sara :)

By Blogger Sara Freeze, at 1:49 PM  

Fingers crossed for you! I have several things on several editor desks [some going on for a year!] and even though I try not to think about them, and just get on with the job, some days I just wish, wish, wish the phone would ring or 'that' email would arrive. Even if the news was bad I'd be out of the misery of waiting...

By Blogger Portia Da Costa, at 2:04 PM  

Oh I do symapathise.

Most recent was the Freya's Bower anniversary call. On the birthday itself they announced the winners, then said it would be another few days for the others. I was frothing at the mouth and biting the carpet by the end of it. Fortunately, the answer was 'yes'. Hope you get a good result too!

By Blogger Ansley Vaughan, at 4:54 PM  

John Cleese (and I hope he's wrong):

"For each success, I seem to have corresponding failure."

Well doggone it, I have had a lot of failures lately and the analogue isn't really working. Scant successes.

Ah, but there's the blog, always the blog.

Sela has noticed this, but I usually begin, "This is why I ..cked up."


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:35 PM  

Oh, nail biters are hard. So did you make it?

By Blogger Sara Thacker, at 7:54 PM  

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