Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What are you waiting for?


I can’t put it down. Every time I open my laptop, my WIP calls to me.

I have to wait two weeks.

Let it cool.

It’s my plan. Wait two weeks. Go to the library , take out the markers, do REVISIONS.

In the meantime, I want to thank you all for allowing me soapbox time on my last post. I rarely climb on it but sometimes it does happen.

I promise I’ll be quieter. (For awhile) And glide around the blogosphere (is that spelled right?) to read your latest and greatest news.

What are you waiting for today?

51 comments:

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I'm waiting for God to give me direction.

We're also waiting to hear back about some job news for my husband (potentially positive).

~ Wendy

Susan said...

Hi Terri...I'm waiting for the storm to arrive (the same one that clobbered the south. Also, for many good things to come to pass. (Hopefully.) Susan

Julie Jarnagin said...

No need to be quiet. We don't mind when you stir up a good conversation. I'm waiting to hear back on a proposal. I'm trying not to check my email every five minutes. :)

Joanne Sher said...

Love your chatting, sweetie. Praying as you sit on your hands. You know what I'm waiting for - but signs are showing I may actually have it by the end of the week!!! :D

Technonana said...

Praying 4 u friend!! waiting on this arm to heal so I can finally get out of tis contraption!!

Kara said...

I'm waiting for warmer weather:) But I'm also waiting for God to give me some direction!

Katie Ganshert said...

I'm waiting for something in the mail. Glad you're excited to get to revising!

Sarah Forgrave said...

I love soapboxes, so don't shy away on my account. :)

I'm waiting for news on my sister's health that could mean big changes for my family in the coming months. And I'm waiting for word on queries, but I'm starting to lose hope on those.

Lin Floyd said...

getting two printouts of my latest finished manuscript which was rejected by the publisher who requested it and sending it off to two more publishers. then I get to wait a couple of months for their response then if rejected again I will self publish!

Rhonda Schrock said...

I'm waiting 'til it's go-time for the first post of my new blogging contract! I'm waiting until my speech is over this week. :)

I'm waiting for...someone to start the coffee pot again. Sigh.

Waving and smiling,

Rhonda

Deborah said...

Energy....yes, coffee would be good too!

Linda O'Connell said...

I'm waiting for spring. Snow day today, so I can at least work on my manuscript.

Keli Gwyn said...

Bless you, Terri, for your willingness to step on that soapbox and address a topic that was weighing on you and invite others to share their thoughts.

Waiting can be a challenge. On the upside, by forcing yourself not to begin the revision yet, you're allowing your subconscious time to process the story. When you return to it, I trust you'll have clarity and insights that surprise you and a wealth of ideas about how to make it even better.

Diane said...

Sometimes you just gotta say what's on your mind and forget about political correctness.... :O)

Rachna Chhabria said...

I am waiting to polish my story for an anthology.

KC said...

Im waiting on a sign from God to know what direction to take next....

Warren Baldwin said...

For a daughter to make it back to college. Still some icy roads on the way. We didn't want her to go today but ... she had to get back. School, work and a boy :)

Liked your previous post, too, about social media suicide. Looks like your social network presence is well received, alive and well! Good job.

BECKY said...

Hi Terri! I'm waiting for my husband to pick up some pages I "printed" at Kinkos last night! It's 109 pages of my writings, and I'm having a hard time knowing just how much good stuff I really have in my book, and didn't want to print that many pages on my home printer! I'm all pumped to get going and get that baby completed!!

Jennifer Shirk said...

No, no, I enjoy your soapboxes. LOL

I'm waiting on a editor, some career direction, and the snow storm to start. :)

Julie Gillies said...

Hi Terri!
You are wise to let the dust settle and give yourself time. You'll come back with fresh eyes, girl!

My agent & I are waiting to hear back from a publishing board on their decision for my proposal. I'm asking God to make me ready for whichever way it goes. Holding on to peace for all I'm worth. :)

Jill Kemerer said...

I love how enthusiastic you are about your WIP! Yay!

I'm waiting for that book you mentioned by Jessica Page Morrell. I ordered it through our library's interloan program so it might be a while.

Saumya said...

Yay for you!! I'm excited for your 2 weeks :) And we never want you to be quiet!

Heckety said...

Two whole weeks huh? That's going to be a test of endurance...well it would be for me if it was a quilt I was waiting to re-evaluate, if there's any comparison?
Just think of all the cyber-travelling you can do in two weeks?!

Saumya said...

Haha Re: Sweatpants and sweatshirt. I wear these outside the house as well/I might live in them, haha. I just know that if I worked from home, I would be too comfy to accomplish anything.

Karen Lange said...

Sounds like a good plan. I don't often let projects cool as I should.

I've an award for you over at my blog. Thanks for being a good blogging friend. :)

Blessings,
Karen

Julie Musil said...

Waiting can be so difficult! I think it's a great sign that you're excited to get back to your manuscript.

I'm waiting on patience. I want my book to be amazing right now, and it won't happen by magic!

WritingNut said...

Ohhh.. I am in the same boat as you... I'm waiting while my MS marinates so that I can make edits! But the darn thing is calling me too!

Tabitha Bird said...

Waiting to send off a request for a full on my MS! YEah! But now I have nerves and am waiting for courage :)

Sally said...

I was waiting for a call from the doctor on a blood test I'd taken on Thursday. It came back normal, yea! Thank you, God.

Jackie said...

Hey Terri...

Waiting CAN be a drag, can't it!!! But know that you'll be moving full steam ahead in no time!!!

I'm waiting for specific direction from the Lord on several decisions that need to be made soon! But, I know that His timing is perfect and my job is to WAIT, TRUST and REST!!.....(easier said than done!).

He is Faithful!

Hugs!
Jackie

Lynn said...

Soapbox? I never considered your post that! I'm waiting for a worry free mind. Hmmm...now I'm opening my soapbox! I'm waiting to figure out what to do. Hmm...still action oriented. Maybe I need a lesson on waiting!

Susan R. Mills said...

I'm waiting for inspiration. I've lost connection with my WIP, and I'm trying to regain it.

Melissa Marsh said...

I'm waiting for lunch to get here right now. I'm hungry! :-)

I'm also waiting for the work day to end so I can go exercise, then go home and work on the novel. :-)

Deb Shucka said...

As far as I'm concerned you never have to be quiet. :-)

T. Anne said...

Love the picture of the soapbox!

I'm glad your letting it cool. I always do that. I try and brainstorm for my next WIP during that time. I hope that helps!

Right now I'm waiting for clearance to send in my proposals. I have three almost done. I'm still tweaking them even though I have no idea what I'm doing. ;)

Jessica Nelson said...

Now I gotta read your last post and see what I missed! :-)

Congrats on finishing the WIP! You'll do great with your revisions. :-)

Carol Riggs said...

Happy waiting! I'm waiting on queries, waiting to find time to get back to my WIP. Ha.

Heather Sunseri said...

I'm waiting for my next book idea to settle into my mind and take hold.

Happy WEdnesday, Terri!

Nehha N Josshi said...

For the next step...

Janet, said...

I have finished my work in progress. It has been edited again and again and I am ready to send it out. Now I'm just searching for a publisher that still accepts unsolicited manuscripts and look like they want the type of story I have. I am trying to get a little more disciplined in my blog posting and every Wednesday I am posting about writing.

K.M. Weiland said...

If you're having that much trouble waiting to read it again, it must be a humdinger! By the time I'm finished with my first draft, I'm usually more than ready to give us both some space for a while. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and all that!

Rosslyn Elliott said...

Don't be quieter. I like your frankness!

Lydia K said...

Ohhh! The soapbox, I get the pict now. It's some nice looking soap, too, ha ha.
Enjoy perusing blogs and letting it rest. And good luck on the revisions!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

There's beginning a stirring deep within my heart for something new... more words yet to be written. I'll keep you posted, but safe to say, I'm thinking of taking a sabbatical from outside interference to get down and get busy with God in the matter.

The writer in us both just can't stop!

peace~elaine

Nancy said...

I'm waiting for a gift to come for my new son-in-law's birthday.

Please stay on your soapbox. I think you do great.

Just enjoying the new year. Yeah!

K9friend said...

I admire your readiness to jump in and revise, but it sure does help to let things "ripen" for a while! And by the way, I totally agree with your social media post. Well said!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Mary E Hanks said...

It was fun reading your friends' posts here and seeing what people are waiting for. Maybe we are always waiting for something. Waiting seems to be a great learning time. You know, that patience thing being worked out in us. Blessings on your revisions--and your journey.

Stephanie Faris said...

I need to try doing that sometimes. I'm always writing. Every now and then, though, I go through a period (like now) where I'm just not productive at all. I think that's my body's way of making me rest!

Janna Qualman said...

I'm trying not to wait for anything. My goals is proactivity!

Side note: Those soaps in the picture are beautiful.

Hugs, Terri! Hope you're mending.

Diane J. said...

Now it's less than two weeks, whoohoo!

I'm waiting for payment from a regional publication that bought one of my articles. And, I'm waiting for March when I'll find out if two other publications that showed interest actually decided on using the piece.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Terri...you have an award on my blog.