Interrogation Points

Pins. Needles.

She said she was going to read it this weekend. And I haven't heard back. My head is full of interrogation points.

Is that a good thing?

A bad thing?

A very good thing?

A very, very bad thing?

Is she spending an inordinate of time crafting a rejection letter? An R&R letter? Is this going to be a repeat of last month's "I love your book so much I hate it" episode?

She's busy. Agents are busy. People are busy. You're busy, Melody. Relax. Chill. She probably just hasn't read it yet--

BUT WHAT IF SHE HAS?! I can totally live if she has yet to read it, but what if she has?!

What if she's trying to make sense of my reply to her question about whether or not I've worked with beta readers and critique partners? What if my nervousness made me even more incoherent than I first worried? What if my book is just sitting there in her Kindle...waiting for a decision? IS MY BOOK IN THE DECISION PILE?!

It's in the to-read pile. That's where books live.

I'm stalking her Twitter but she's not saying anything!

Melody: Go. Write. Something. Else.


February Grace said...


AimeeLSalter said...

LOL. I have SO been there.

Melody, go write something else.


AimeeLSalter said...

PS - I suspect if she read it and hated it you'd have heard already. Just keep breathing.

Anne Gallagher said...

I think we've all been there at one time or another. Like Aimee said, "just breathe."

Traci Kenworth said...

Good luck!! I'm sure she'll get in touch with you soon. Waiting is the hardest part. Hugs.