Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Waiting Game

No matter what your level (novice, intermediate, advanced, expert, deity), it's still stressful.

Not quite as stressful as other things, but it ranks up there.

I'm talking about The Waiting Game.

Whether it's a manuscript submission or a voice acting audition, waiting to hear back still gets to me.

Makes my skin itch in anticipation.

Makes me want to check my email inbox every thirty seconds to see if they've replied yet.

"N0, no," I say to myself. "I'll give it a little more time. Then I'll check."

Thirty seconds later, I'm scanning my inbox.

I can see the potential for ulcers.

So I do what the books tell me: put it out of my mind and work on the next thing. If writing, work on the next story. If voice acting, find the next audition or record your next set of lines.

And it does help.

A lot.

Now, if you'll excuse me, it's been thirty seconds. Gotta check my inbox...

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