We all know that during the query/submission process we're supposed to write. It helps us be productive, gives us motivation and best of all, we'll have completed another project during those long, drawn-out months of waiting.
But I can't write when I'm waiting. I can't. Maybe my personality is too anxious - but I seem to be able to focus ONLY on one thing. It's almost as if I'm afraid to move on. Like if I do, I'll be forgetting those other characters, forgetting their story. But we all know, that's not really true. All we need do is read the manuscript again and we're right there with them!
Thankfully, I do eventually end up writing again. Like this week. I worked on LITTLE DEAD RIDING HOOD. It felt so good to add to her story! She was thanking me - but she was nice enough not to ask where I'd been.
And soon, her story will be complete and then I'll have another story to query/submit. Which will start the waiting process all over again....
So what do you do while you wait? Do you freak out for a while then write? Or do you buckle down, roll up your sleeves and get to work right away?