Waiting rooms usually aren't that bad, right? Somewhat comfy chair, magazine, nice plant in the corner, maybe even a cup of something to drink, and a nice person with a bright smile sitting behind the desk to greet you. Well, maybe not always a bright smile, but they're there to help, even if they've had a long day don't seem like they want to look at you, let alone do anything for you.
The question is, why are you in that waiting room? What are you waiting for? Are you nervous for the appointment?
Without fail, I always get nervous when I go to the dentist! Every. Single. Time. The worst part is that I'm usually fine until I set foot in that all too inviting, but somewhat intimidating, waiting room. Sure the furniture might be high quality, but how good is that going to calm my nerves when the smell of dentist is permeating my clothes?
Well, it just so happens that I'm kind of stuck in a different waiting room right now. Back in January, I wrote a novel. And starting Feb. 1st, I put that novel on the back burner and have decided to leave it there until I'm totally disconnected from it. When I revise, I have to be able to see it objectively and sometimes it takes more than a few weeks to cut off that loving connection to my protag and awesome make believe world.
But what if I get stuck in the waiting room? How many of you have decided to step away from a project and haven't had the nerve to put down that magazine or turn off that TV screen, or whatever it is keeping you in that waiting room, so you can get to it!
Are you nervous to walk through that office door and make the long walk to your appointment with your MS? I thought I'd be nervous, but I actually can't wait!
Instead of having dentist hands in my mouth, I'm going to be the one cleaning, chipping, prying, prodding, and polishing! It's my turn to be 'the mean one' with all my writing tools!
Ya wanna know what I've been working on while sitting in my waiting room? I can't stand the thought of not writing, so I decided to go back to a half finished MS from a few months ago. It's been interesting getting back into the story (long version to come later), but I have to keep writing.
Another one of my favorite things that I've been working on in my waiting room is research. What have I been researching? I'll tell you on Wednesday!
So, are you currently stuck in a waiting room with a project that's sitting? What do you do in your waiting room? Are you nervous for that inevitable revision?