I can't help it.
It's just how it feels like it is.
For example, there is the constant Chutes & Ladders nature of things.
And, (thank god), there are the sweet and delicious Candy Land moments.
But for the most part, it's way more simple than that.
I think I finally got it right. My journey in publishing? It's like playing the Snail's Pace Race game.
Have you ever?
Here, it looks like this, and is just as exciting as it appears:
I played this with my nephew years ago, when he was a babe, and I was a patient, first-time aunt. And, quite frankly, even then, it made me want to poke my own eyes out with a stick.
You see, publishing is like that, people. It often makes you want to poke your own eyes out.
You spend half your life waiting, and the other three-quarters waiting. And, yes, my math is bad, but, no, it isn't that bad. It's true. You wait so long, you start to gain extra helpings.
So, this is me, waiting. This is me, fully engaged in the Snail's Pace Race, and I'm having a barrel of fun.
I have a book out on submission. If you want to read about it, you can here on my agent's newsletter, third listing down. He's pretty enthusiastic about its chances.
But, in the meantime, I'm waiting.
And, if you want to know what that's like, buy yourself that game up there, and just try to enlist a friend.
Oh, and have I mentioned there are no winners?
Or, if you have no friends, or would rather experience it now, without the hassle, watch the video below. It's really quite adorable.
But grab a stick. I'm telling you. You'll probably need it well before you make it through all eight minutes.