There are so many things that a writer can do while waiting to hear back on something that they sent out. You could write something else (although some struggle with this idea). You could read another book or manuscript written by someone else. You could work on your writer’s platform, writing a new series of posts for that long-neglected blog. You could edit another manuscript. The one thing that you want to avoid doing is stressing out about it: watching the Twitter feed, checking your inbox every five seconds or complaining publicly about the wait on social media. (Again, your writer friends can help you with the insanity that is threatening to set in.) Find something constructive to fill your time with.
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