Have you ever noticed how important numbers become when you're impatiently waiting for something? When I was younger, it was always...360 days until Christmas or 152 days until my next birthday, 10 days until summer break, five days since I turned in that job resume.
Well, it's no different in the writing world. And I confess, I keep track. I just can't help it. Here are my current numbers.
--5 days since I last wrote on my current work in progress. I was 13,000 words into the story when my muse went on an extended weekend break. Just waiting for it to come back!
--56 days since I sent in the requested full manuscript to my editor who is reviewing my most recently submitted work. Just waiting to hear back from her.
--235 days since I last signed a contract and sold a story. Hoping to sign another!!!
--8 days, I'll get to see my next royalty report, telling me how well (or not so well) one of my latest releases, The Right to Remain Mine, did on it's first two months of release.
--130 day, 16 hours, and 15 minutes, my next book, The Color of Grace will release. Just waiting for a book cover and edits before I start promotional efforts.
And I'm sure I have more numbers I'm waiting by, but I won't bore you with them.
So what about you? Are you waiting for anything? Are you keeping track?
PS: Here's another number I heard this morning! The Avengers just beat Harry Potter as the biggest first weekend box office hit ever. It made over two hundred million this weekend. So now I'm waiting until I can see this movie!!!