Tom Petty once sang that the hardest part is waiting. He may have been singing about something else—in fact, I’m sure he was—but his song could also apply to the life of a writer.

After writing each draft, a writer waits for feedback from readers. Then, she waits on feedback from editors. This process can continue indefinitely. A proofreader does the final edits, while the writer waits some more.

Waiting, waiting, waiting.

My novel, Don’t Speak, is now being formatted for publication. After it is printed, I will wait until it is available for sale next month. In the meantime, to fill the void, I have been writing the second book in the Jade Harrington series. My goal is to finish the first draft by the end of January.

When I’ll wait for someone else to read it.