Friday, February 11, 2011
A Writer is Like a Hawk Because...
I went inside and sipped coffee while I watched him from the window. He stayed very still. About ten minutes later he took off and swooped down into the drainage ditch and out of my view. I don't know if he caught what he was after, but each of the yards are fenced, some with privacy fencing. Most have dogs in the yards. I think he spotted something and waited for it to come out of a fenced yard where he could snatch it up without risking interference.
Being a writer who is always waiting for a favorable end result, I thought about that hawk today as I trooped, rather than swooped, out to the mailbox. Fingers crossed, hoping for good news I opened the box. Nothing. It's been four months, they said it would take four months minimum, but they also said if you don't hear anything in six months to resubmit with another SASE because it probably just got lost.