Thursday, May 7, 2009

This is Getting Old

Pa·tience [pey-shuhns] noun: an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay.

Wait [weyt] verb (used without object): to remain neglected for a time.

Frus·tra·tion [fruh-strey-shuhn] noun: a feeling of dissatisfaction, often accompanied by anxiety or depression, resulting from unfulfilled needs or unresolved problems.

In·com·pe·tent [ĭn-kŏm'pĭ-tənt] adj: Devoid of those qualities requisite for effective conduct or action.


If you have no clue what I'm talking about, click here, for starters. And one more for kicks.


Ca·bin Fe·ver noun: Boredom, restlessness, or irritability that results from a lack of environmental stimulation, as from a prolonged stay in a remote, sparsely populated region or a confined indoor area.


The good news is I'll be well-practiced in waiting by the time I start my agent search, and, fingers crossed, any other wait that comes with the publishing business.

15 comments:

Penguin said...

Hey, linki no worki.


I had to write it like that as my work is:
briki

Penguin said...

Sorry word is:

Kinda ruined it now.

Melanie Avila said...

Penguin, where have you been? I was about to send out a team of seal pups to find you.

I fixed the link. :)

EMC07 said...

Melanie,
So sorry you and Ibis have to go through all this. Bummer. Let's hope the anon person gets their sh*t in gear and gets this all going for you!!

I wrote a letter to the senetor a few months ago on your behalf, especially since I am in Michigan, let me know if I can do anything else to help :)
Thinkin' of ya,

Turkey Lurkey said...

Sorry Mel. I hope you hear something soon. (hug)

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks EMC and Turkey. :)

I try not to dwell on it because there's nothing we can do, but it still catches up with me every now and then.

WendyCinNYC said...

Oh, that's no fun. But yes, good practice for the agent wait!

spyscribbler said...

Man. I sternly told myself, after your one Facebook update, that I would resist from asking you twice a day until May 31. But I've been thinking about it a lot! I keep wanting to write: have you heard yet? Have you heard yet? Have you heard yet?

It sure has been a long wait for you guys!

Nadine said...

:( I'm so sorry. I keep hoping for that blog post with good news!!

Fingers crossed for you!!

Robin said...

Rats! I can't wait for the day your post title is, "We're coming back!" This really is ridiculous.

Melanie Avila said...

Wendy, it struck me last night that it will be second nature for me by then.

Melanie Avila said...

Spy, I appreciate your restraint. :P

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine & Robin, I can't wait until I can post that!!

spyscribbler said...

You know, I can't tell you how many times, late at night, I come back here to check your response, and I look at your note between the "leave your comment" and the comment box, and I want to just write this comment:

Ding!

(Why do I suddenly feel like everyone knows I'm sleepy and slap happy?)

Melanie Avila said...

Spy, I love the ding! The other day I was getting a flurry of facebook messages and it made me smile because each one was caused by a real person.