10. Be a kid again. Go down a slide head first. Blow bubbles. Color a picture. Walk on your hands in the swimming pool. Do something fun, and practice not caring what anyone thinks about it.
9. Find fun songs about waiting & sing them loudly as you drive through town with your windows down and your hair tangling in the breeze. We writers don’t have to look like soccer moms, you know.
8. Volunteer. Come out of your writer’s cave and see what cause needs some love. Tutor a kid. Help out in an animal shelter. Serve others at a soup kitchen. It will help put things in perspective again.
7. Ketchup. No wait, I meant catch up. That laundry pile looming and threatening to bury you in your sleep? The kitchen floor confettied with Goldfish crackers and Cheerios? Take charge of it before paranormal elements emerge.
6. Create flash fiction. Can you write a mini story? There are some fun contests out there with prompts and prizes to get you started.
5. Let out that nervous energy in a way that feeds your soul. If it’s running, run. If it’s playing guitar, strum. If it’s dancing, twirl. Your family will thank you.
4. Create a spreadsheet. When responses come in, you’ll want to keep good records so you'll know who you sent what and how they responded.
3. Read. Read for fun. Let a stranger’s story dance in your head. And when you finish that book? Read another one.
2. Plot, plan, dream. Start thinking about your next writing project. It’s time.
1. Write something new.
So what do you do when the waiting starts? Comment below and let us know.