the wait never gets any easier.
turned in my manuscript a month early.
at first i don't even want to hear anything. i just want to enjoy being done.
but after a few weeks, i begin to worry. by week five, i've mentally put my house on the market and am moving in with one of my kids. i'm calculating how long i can be unemployed.
even if you're under contract, they can always turn down a book. i've seen it happen. not to me, but to others. and it usually begins with silence.
then i get the call.
the book is a fairly big departure, which is why i was so worried. they were trying to decide how to market it. dark suspense verging on horror.
breathe and smile