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What to do when you’re… waiting

Iain Broome
Iain Broome
1 min read

Writers are excellent waiters. We have to be. It’s part of our job description.
In one way or another we scribes often find ourselves in a state of anticipation, whether we’re waiting to hear back from a prospective literary agent or on tenterhooks about feedback regarding the latest article we submitted to Whatever! magazine.

That’s exactly the position I find myself in at the moment. And it’s fine, you know. I’m a writer. I’m used to waiting. It happens to all of us.

So what do we do with our time? What are our options when it comes to filling the gaps between writing projects, or the stop-start process of a long piece of work?

In this episode I come up with a few suggestions. I also end up with a red mark across the middle of my chin.

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I'm the author of the novel, A is for Angelica. Every week, I send Draft Mode, a newsletter full of tips and tools that help you improve your craft and promote your writing.

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