The art of waiting patiently (a.k.a. rocking in a corner)

It’s Thursday and I’m still waiting on my publishing contract to arrive. I don’t think I’ve slept a wink this week! But I’m not completely hyperventilating (just yet) because I did receive an email on Tuesday which told me that after I receive the contract, they’re going to fly me to their base of operations so I can meet them all before signing the official documents. How exciting! Now I’ve just got to wait for the contract to arrive.

… Waiting …

… Waiting …

… Waiting …

Just between you and me, I think I’m developing RSI from clicking ‘refresh’ on my email server so many times. This is so nerve-wracking! But so exciting too!

In other not-quite-related-but-still-sort-of-related news…

I went to the doctor this morning to get my ears checked because I’ve been having some weird pressure issues and I didn’t want to get on a flight without being cleared for air travel, and somehow my doctor and I ended up in a discussion about the pros and cons of taking Speed. True story. I’ve never taken a recreational drug in my life, just FYI, but we got onto the topic because he recommended I take a sinus-clearing medication like Sudafed for the flight. (Sudafed, in case you didn’t know, is made from pseudoephedrine which is one of the main ingredients for making Speed). Anyway, he noted from my file that I’ve had some anxiety issues in the past and he decided to offer the following wisdom: “If you have to take a recreational drug, I recommend against taking Speed. Try something that will calm you down, not hype you up.”

(I’ll note here that he was also quick to add a hasty, “Not that you should be taking any recreational drugs, of course.”)

Needless to say, I was extremely amused by the whole conversation. And since this blog is mainly focused on my journey towards getting published (and whatever comes after that), this story technically counts since I had to go to a doctor before I could get on a plane in order to sign my publishing contract (which hasn’t arrived in the last few minutes of me typing this… *sigh*…).

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