wine on the keyboard

the waiting game

by Kay~Kacey on 2/12/2005

So, you know how you’ve sent your writing out to an editor…and it’s sitting on her desk. And sitting. And sitting. And you send a nice little follow up letter. But you still don’t know where the heck your manuscript is? And you know the editor is busy, and is concentrating on her own authors. And when you become a published author you want the editor to concentrate on you, :mrgreen: not on someone trying to break in. But…you still wonder what’s happened to your manuscript.:roll:

Then you play the what if game. What if I write/call ask again, and it just ticks her off and back comes the manuscript. What if it’s lost. (though honestly, who doesn’t send their stuff now with some kind of tracking?) So I always know it at least GETS to the BUILDING the editor is in. How to politely ask yet again, what is the status of my manuscript…without bugging.

Kind of like complaining about your kid’s teacher. You worry about complaining too much, because your child still is sitting there in the teacher’s class. Day after day…

Suzanne February 13, 2005 at 6:06 am

I always think if you’re professional about it, and not too impatient, that it’s okay to inquire about status.

Katie February 13, 2005 at 7:31 am

I’m worried about the same thing. I do send a note with a postcard sometimes, but it doesn’t seem to help the cause any. :beer: (Yes, I know that smilie doesn’t fit there, but I LIKE it!)

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