Step Nine – Wait

Your manuscripts are out. Now all you have to do is wait…

and wait…

and wait some more…

Uh-oh…you begin to wonder if they received your manuscript. It’s been so long… (Read post, status queries: when and how to do it).

OR more silence. You could do something productive with all that time. Here are your options:

  • Write another book
  • Revise an old manuscript. Read all of my posts on revisions, starting with this one:  read post, revision 9-1-1: how to spot common problems and fix them.
  • Notify people of the status of your manuscript. Read post, status updates: when and how to do it.
  • Stay in touch with the publishing industry
  • Hang out with your writer friends who are also waiting

I’m going to turn each of these bullets into articles as I get the time.

Move on to step ten – get a response.

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