Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Waiting is the Hardest Part

I think I've mentioned on this blog before that I hate waiting. As my family and friends know (poor souls) I am not the most patient of people. Yet, it seems that the last few weeks all I've been doing is waiting.

Waiting for this God d*&m stone to pass. Please, let it be soon.
Waiting to receive the revision letter from my editor (due any day now).
Waiting for my kids to get ready, get out the door, and get to school on time. For once.
Waiting for my husband to get organized, finalize the house renovation plans and start the God d*&m renovations already. Before the roof blows off our house in the next big wind.

I understand procrastination. I understand delays. But when I have no control over the things I'm waiting for it makes it sooo much harder to be patient. I definitely need to get some zen because, unless I become a hermit, I will always be waiting for something or someone. And in the book publishing biz, baby, I could be waiting for years.

So, I must remember that Mercury is in retrograde this month which means a lot of stalled communication (affecting the progress of kidney stones too, it appears!), a lot of do-overs at work, a lot of revisions (maybe) to Illegally Blonde and a lot of waiting until this phase of stalled everything is over.


Pass me a bottle and let me put my feet up.

Hey! I think I found my zen.


  1. Hey, Maureen: Raising a glass of zen in your direction! Let me know how yours tastes! :)

  2. A lot of my friends and I are in some kind of seventh circle of waiting hell - editorial responses, job offers after months of unemployment. No stones here at least (whew).