Stop looking out the window and watching that mailbox.
What to do while your’re waiting to hear back about your manuscript query.
Have you ever queried editors or agents recently? And are you not checking your email and voice mail every thirty seconds or waiting anxiously for the mailman?
If so, there are a number of more productive things you can do while you wait.
Yes, agents or editors do sometimes call within hours or days of receiving a query, partial, or full manuscripts, but it usually takes longer. In the case of full manuscripts, time is often measured in many months, not hours or days. So take a deep breath, try to ignore the urge to check your email multiple time per minute, and turn your attention to something else.
WHAT TO DO?
* Continue to submit while you wait. Unless you’ve promised an exclusive, most editors and…
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