I have a short piece out on submission to one of the big SF names. They have a looong turnaround, which I knew when I submitted it, but I also knew that waiting is a core part of writing.
So I told myself I could look in January if I hadn’t heard anything.
About a month ago I started checking my spam folder every few days. You know. Just in case.
Then about 2 weeks ago I began checking my inbox just that little bit more obsessively.
A few days ago I caved and logged on to the website to check the status.
Turns out I’m only two months into an expected 4 month turnaround (it was 3 when I submitted, hence the January “permission to look” deadline.)
So I’m back to waiting. End of February I’ll look again.
Unless I get itchy fingers before then.
I’d better get back to writing. At least it takes my mind of these things!