There is something worse...
Than a rejection from an agent…
It’s when a friend requests to read your manuscript…”
And you say, “Are you sure? You’re so busy.”
And they say,“Of course I’m sure. I can’t wait to read it.”
So you send them an on-line copy…
Thinking they’ll read some of it that night.
The next day comes…
You wait a week.
You want to call them up and ask:
Did you read it yet? Didya? Didya? Didya?
But you don’t ask.
You wait some more.
And wait. And wait. And wait.
And then finally you ask, “Did you read it yet?”
“Oh yeah. I read the first chapter.”
(how long were you going to make me wait to tell me?)
And then all you’re consumed with:
Well? Did you like it? Didya? Didya? Didya?
Waiting for a response from an agent? Expected.
Waiting for a friend to respond? Excruciating!
From now on…
I’m not going to let friends or family…
Ever read any of my manuscripts again…
Because besides the waiting…
Will they even tell me the truth?
Or only what they think I want to hear?
(please don't make me wait)