Waiting can be so hard. Especially when you are eagerly awaiting something you’ve looked forward to for so long. I have been eagerly anticipating the opening of my musical based on my book, To Find A Wonder, since December when I learned that our local stock summer theater got the go ahead to produce it. Well, it’s finally here. Next Thursday, August 5th, 2010, I will literally get to see my characters come to life. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am! It’s my wildest child’s dream come true.
Six months isn’t really that long of a time to wait, really. In the grand scheme of things it is a blink of an eye, the whisper of butterfly wings. I am grateful to have this opportunity. I am blessed with a very fine community that supports their local artists and authors, and a family that understands all my quirks–even if they don’t like them. I’m sure my enthusiasm is a little embarrassing sometimes. I can only hope that one day they will be glad they journeyed with me. That one day my kids will say proudly, “My mom did that!”
The waiting for something that I know is going to happen is much easier then waiting for something that is only a glimmer of hope. A new manuscript sitting on the desk of an editor. My words beaming hopefully from the page. It is painful to think of them sitting there, not being read as a story should. But I know, eventually, the right editor will pick it up, dust off the pages and find a kindred spirit in the characters that populate my world. The only thing I can do while waiting is to keep writing. To put new worlds on new pages and populate them with new words.
What do you do to ease the waiting?