Waiting by Numbers

Monday, May 7, 2012
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.

It's been....

--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!!!

And in...

--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!!!

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    1. I made too many typos! I had to do this again!!

      :) I'm more a date person...Weird dates such as May 5th 1984 I remember making a really weird audio tape with my brother our neighbor Greg...why I remember this...I'll never know...

      I'm currently waiting on my editor to send me my first round of edits, but I did get the cover for my next book! I'll post it soon!

      I hope your royalty check brings good news and congratulations on your latest in print book photo shoot!

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    2. OK, I gotta admit, that IS a unique date to remember!! I forget dates (birthdays and anniversaries too) and could only wish I was a date person!! Thanks for stopping by, Ivy!

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  2. I'm waiting for numbers too: 16 days to hear on a proposal. 120 days to hear on a my full. The waiting is a killer...

    I so want to see the Avengers!1

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    1. Good luck on your numbers, Jennifer!

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  3. Those are some awesome numbers right there! Congrats!

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    1. And to think, today they're all different!

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  4. I like the numbers. I'm hoping we get to see the Avengers this weekend. It's been too many days to count since my muse left me high and dry!

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    1. That naughty little muse...hey, maybe it's picking up some naughty little scenes for you to write so you'll have plenty to type when it returns!

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    2. Thanks Marie! I still haven't seen the Avengers yet either. Boo hoo. I haven't seen any of the movies on my want-to-see list.

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  5. Love your numbers Linda. I've got 21 days until my last day of work! And then 26 days until my first granddaughter graduates high school. 10 days till my next blog interview and 2 days ago I signed my 2nd contract! Yay! Good luck with your submission!

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    1. You've got some good numbers going on yourself. Congrats on the new contract!!! That's sooooo exciting.

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