So many of us are playing the waiting game at the moment. We're on the verge, nearing publication. Like a holding pattern, we shuffle our places—waiting, wondering, wishing. Those of us further behind are cheering on the ones getting ready to land. Others who have already landed (i.e. the published) are waving in new arrivals with congratulations. More are circling round, rethinking whether this publishing airport is really where they want to land.
It's called "The Waiting Game."
I find the dance intriguing, frustrating, and the biggest adventure God has put in my life to date. Had I known all this up front, would I have undertaken the journey? I don't know. I guess that's why He doesn't tell us up front. He knows how human we are.
But what I really like about this game is all those other planes. My writing buddies. Most of us are still in the air, waiting for out turn to land. We spend lots of time on our radios (i.e. phones and IM) giving encouragement, a shoulder when needed, and lots of cyber chocolate (it's nonfat!)
I tips my wings to all those flying along in this journey. We are not alone, and, truly by God's grace, what a ride!