While waiting is not unique to publishing, Lord knows there are thousands of opportunities for waiting in this industry. Hurry up and wait is practically our motto. Waiting on agents, waiting on editors, waiting on editorial letters, waiting on illustrators and reviews and advance checks and royalty statements.
Waiting on that first initial yes.
But it turns out, publishing’s got nothing on hospitals. In the last few days, I’ve had occasion to spend far more time in [...]