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I'm deviating a little from insecurities for this post, but I have a feeling many of you will relate.
Being an author has reinforced a few things I sort of knew about myself that, well, I hadn't been willing to admit, until now.
Let’s start with the first and biggest. I hate waiting, and there is a lot of waiting that goes on in this business.
I also hate not being in control, because usually that means I'm waiting on others.
I like things done a certain way. See above for the problem with this.
When I’m excited about something, I want it done now. Tomorrow is just too late. But, since I'm not in control of when and how things get done, I’m waiting yet again.
It’s a vicious circle that often drives me crazy. And I know the reward for patience is often worth it, but it's still hard to let go of the reins and let others drive, so to speak. Burying myself in other projects only helps for so long.How about you? Any dark secrets about yourself that being a write has made you admit? What do you do to keep your mind off projects that are with beta readers, your agent or editors? Did you participated in NaNo... how'd you do?