A lot of pursuit of publication boils down to being patient.
You have to be patient while you develop your craft into something worthy.
You have to be patient through the query process and hope to find a match for your manuscript.
You have to be patient while your agent works with her other clients and you to shop all of you to editors.
That’s where I am right now. Hopefully, soon, my agent will begin sending out my manuscript, and then I wait to see who might be interested in buying it. Then it’s more waiting games to find out what edits the editor might want, and then waiting for the publication date to arrive (I’m thinking positively here).
But in the meantime, the next book isn’t going to write itself. During the month of January, I managed to scribble 33 ideas into my little StoryStorm notebook. That’s added to the four or five ideas I have on my flash drive already. So lots of ideas. (Not to mention my former-rockstar roommate wants me to write his biography SOON.)
Now the problem is deciding which idea to develop and work on.
There are worse problems to have!