The query process requires a lot of patience, which for some reason is really difficult for me. After waiting years and years to be a doctor, I got there. After waiting years to find the right person for me, I got there. After years of trying to have children, I got there. So why is the query process any different?
I think the main difference is that there's nothing I can do to speed it along. With school, I got to study. With my husband, I got to date. With my children, I got to... well, you know. But all I can do to speed along the query process is query some more. Then, I've got to wait on responses to all of the new queries. So in that case, lack of patience just makes things worse!
I know what I need to do. I need to polish my manuscript so that it is perfect. I need to work on my new manuscript. And I need to stay away from my gmail account. But none of those is going to keep me from tapping my toes and drumming my fingernails. I guess I need to go where there is no internet available. Too bad work has internet access, since that is where I am heading next. I'll just have to keep myself busy doing other things, like my day job.