My editor has had my proposal on book two for approximately two months. Not a long time, I realize, but I'm antsy to get another book in the HI pipeline, and I hate waiting. I'm not quite ready to start another book yet, but I do have a completed manuscript waiting in the wings once I hear back from her, whether the news is good or bad. I just want to get a second sale, to take the pressure off, you know? Who wants to be a one-sale wonder?
I feel a little guilty whining, however, when I know of several great writers who haven't yet sold the first book. I keep up with many of them, and I ache with frustration for them, because I know they're sooooooo close, and yet they're having to wait and wait and wait for an editor to finally say those words, "We'd like to buy your book." I feel greedy griping and groaning about whether and when I'll sell book two.
So for all my writer friends out there who are teetering on the verge of selling (and you know who you are as well as I do), I apologize for being selfish. And know that I'm almost as anxious for y'all to hear from an editor as I am to hear from my own editor.
Who still hasn't gotten back to me yet, darn it! ;)