Friday, July 11, 2008

The Waiting Game

Watch this.

Based on my experience, it can take up to a year to get an answer from an agent. Hypothetically speaking, assume--praise God--I get a positive response. It could take yet another year to get a yay from an editor. After that, another year or two elapses before the masterpiece hits the shelves.

It's a wonder more books don't have that "stale" taste to them.

Just sayin'.


Rebecca Ramsey said...

I know! This drives me crazy! I had no idea how this worked before French By Heart. I assumed once I signed the contract, that was that. It'd be out by the end of the year. Two years later it finally hit the shelves!

I'm glad to find your blog!

Roberta said...

Waiting is part of the game. I've waited three years for a little magazine article to appear.