SIX WEEKS. That’s how long I’ve been waiting since pushing send on my full mss to M&B.
That’s nothing you say. Some people wait two years to hear back on a full. So, logically I know I should sit back, start a new book (which I have) and forget about the old one. But the thing is the editor I’ve been working at is SUPER SPEEDY! She’s getting quite a reputation – lol.
I heard back on a week after sending my partial, ten days after sending her the first 33k and the longest anyone I know has heard back from her on a full is five weeks. This was my benchmark until a friend said they’d heard of someone who heard back after SIX weeks.
But six weeks it now is for me and still nothing. I alternate between a number of best-case and worst-case scenarios.
Perhaps its a definite R but because she’s such a lovely ed, she’s working out the best way to let me down gently.
Perhaps they’re just really, really busy at the moment in Richmond.
Perhaps she’s drafting up another revision letter.
Or joy of joys, perhaps she’s passed it up the ladder for further approval. (of course I know that even if this is the case, the other eds might not like it).
But it’s driving me batty. Email checking is a constant obsession. I can barely eat dinner without getting up to go and check. If a child wakes me up in the night (which is a frequent occurrence in my house), I log on and check my mail. Hubby’s so used to it now, he’s given up asking me what the hell I’m doing with the laptop in bed at 3am in the morning. It’s even affecting my writing cos after every sentence I write, I check my email – NOT good for the word count!
So… I’m guessing I’m not alone? Please tell me there are others out there who second guess what waits mean!?