It could take up to a month…
That was what the editor at the small publisher told me when she requested the full for Flipped for You. This publisher is known for being author-friendly, prompt with correspondence, and providing on-time responses. Tomorrow will be exactly one month. I am probably the only one counting days, but it affirms my original Snail-Philosophy. Everyone–even a small press–is overloaded. My in-box is currently empty.
So, I’ve rolled up my sleeves and hunkered down in the kitchen more than a few times to resume my most recent novel titled I’d Rather Be Somewhere Else. It is a welcome distraction from the compulsive e-mail checking that I do when given thirty seconds of free time. With each manuscript I am able to apply the wisdom I’ve gained from the process of querying, corresponding with agents and editors, and revising. As I write this manuscript, I can’t help but get excited about how it’s coming together.
Word of advice for fellow authors waiting on the process: When in doubt, write. And then write some more. It soothes the wait. At least for me. Off to write!