When most people say “I just can’t wait” it’s probably because they are looking forward to something great that is coming up. But that’s not what I am talking about at all. No, I really can’t wait. I have a horrible time with waiting.
This is not great when you have to wait, like right now. This week, I sent my manuscript to the copy editor to make it publish-ready. It’s a big step. But since I sent it, I have had to resend it three more times, because I can’t just sit still and do nothing. I keep going back to the Word file and tweaking the formatting, or adding new stuff, like margins, and titles, and a table of contents. I feel really bad for my copy editor. I have never actually met this person, but I can just imagine her rolling her eyes with every message from me, saying “here we go again!”
So today, I vow to stop looking at my manuscript, or doing anything to change it WHATSOEVER!!! I have to declare it done now. But how do you know when your book is actually done? I guess you just have to trust the universe.
Now I need to come up with some activities to keep me busy and to trust that this will all get done without my interference, and eventually my finished product will become a real, tangible book
What are some things I can do to keep myself distracted? Well, there is always books 2, 3, and 4 that are still available for tweaking. So there’s that, but what else? Watching Big Bang Theory, reading other peoples’ books, going to get a root canal…
What do you do to keep yourself distracted when you have to wait? I would love some suggestions.