My Patience Came to an End

@just4him (123705)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
September 7, 2017 1:29pm CST
I'm not a patient person. So to wait a full month for something that wasn't going to happen, was really stretching myself. I've been wanting to send an e-mail or call for the past week, but I hesitated, just hoping an e-mail would come through. Nothing. So what am I talking about - Freedom's Cry. I've been waiting a full month for news from my editors that the book is finally moving forward. I couldn't wait any longer. So out of patience, I sent an e-mail this morning, and then I went to take a nap as I was up before 3 this morning and I was falling asleep on the computer. When I got up an hour and a half later, there still wasn't a reply, so I hopped around the computer, taking my time and hoping I would get a reply. I finally did. She told me her husband, the other part of the editing team, is still waiting on the review of Freedom's Cry and is looking for other options. Once he gets the review, then it will move forward to publication. Until then, I wait. I hope my sending them an e-mail this morning will put a little fire under them to get it moving. I would like to see Freedom's Cry published before too much longer. Especially in time for Christmas. I would also like to put closure on this series. So now I'll see what happens and how long I will wait on it. I know I've done a review for a person on their book and it didn't take me this long to read and review it. How patient are you? Thanks for reading.
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@jstory07 (69008)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Sep 17
I have a lot of patience until I feel it has been to long and than I want some action.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Sep 17
That's where I'm at, wanting action.
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@AmbiePam (49875)
• United States
7 Sep 17
In your situation I can see that being extremely frustrating. Especially when it's so important to you, but it's on the lower end of their priority list.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Sep 17
It does seem like it. We'll see what happens with the e-mail I sent.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Sep 17
I am pretty patient when it comes to most things. I think you waited a while.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Sep 17
Thank you. I think so too.
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@vandana7 (66816)
• India
8 Sep 17
With everybody or only with children? If you are with everybody, you should seek to be a mediator. Many disputes can be resolved, without them reaching the courts, if people who are patient and give a patient listening are around and can analyze and help people come to the right conclusions without deciding for them.
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@NJChicaa (44764)
• United States
7 Sep 17
I'm pretty patient. I dislike impatience in people. Unfortunately that is one of my husband's flaws.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Sep 17
That's pretty good. I admire people with patience.
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@amadeo (70186)
• United States
7 Sep 17
depend where I am at.Good luck there.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Sep 17
Thanks. Waiting is something I don't do very well.
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@amadeo (70186)
• United States
9 Sep 17
@just4him same here.We are old school?
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Sep 17
@amadeo I know I am.
@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
8 Sep 17
I've learned to be patient, but before I wasn't. However, in your case this is a long time to wait to hear about your book. I sure hope they will publish it soon.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Sep 17
Thank you. So do I.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
9 Sep 17
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@mandala100 (48153)
• Hong Kong
7 Sep 17
@just4him I hope that your book will be publish soon my friend.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Sep 17
So do I, thank you.
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@mandala100 (48153)
• Hong Kong
7 Sep 17
@just4him No problem my friend and I'll see you later.
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@Courtlynn (57475)
• United States
7 Sep 17
I would've done the same as you.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Sep 17
Thank you. I hate waiting on anything.
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@Courtlynn (57475)
• United States
7 Sep 17
@just4him me too mostly.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25846)
• United States
8 Sep 17
I have had to work on this. I am not a very patient person either
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Sep 17
I think a lot of people need to work on it too.
@fishtiger58 (30323)
• Momence, Illinois
8 Sep 17
I'm not patient about much. I hope your email helps to move things along.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Sep 17
So do I. I hate this waiting game.
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@prashu228 (25614)
• India
8 Sep 17
I have lots of patience, and that's also a negative..more than required
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Sep 17
Sometimes it can be. I think I displayed a lot of it and still I am no further along than I was before I sent that e-mail.
@dodoazo (21023)
• Philippines
8 Sep 17
I'm impatient. I hate to keep me waiting. If you happen to go over my previous posts I had written about how long the patience should be.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Sep 17
My patience wears thin fast. However, this time I decided to wait, knowing someone was reviewing it and I know it takes time to read 500 pages. But not this long.
@TRBRocks420 (80985)
• Banks, Oregon
8 Sep 17
Hope everything works out and, patient to a point, but I lose my patience if something is late.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Sep 17
Thank you. I hope so too. That is totally understandable.
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@Juliaacv (32268)
• Canada
8 Sep 17
I'd be ansy too if I were in your shoes. I don't have a lot of patience when waiting for a call or email or when I'm in traffic. But I'm working on it!
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Sep 17
Traffic doesn't bother me, but waiting on calls and e-mails, that I totally understand. Thank you. I hope I get some good news from them soon and don't need to wait for another month.
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@celticeagle (119020)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Sep 17
I hope your wishes are answered and soon. I am not a patient person either.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Sep 17
Thank you. That's what I'm hoping for.
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@1hopefulman (31539)
• Canada
7 Sep 17
I'm a person of action and when there is something to be done, I like it done quickly. I guess we both need to pray for a bit more patience.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Sep 17
Never pray for patience, God will give you something you need patience for.
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@vandana7 (66816)
• India
7 Sep 17
Not very patient. I would definitely not have been as patient..:)
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Sep 17
I'm usually not, but I tend to be hopeful that today is the day. After a month, I couldn't wait any longer.
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@Corbin5 (112767)
• United States
7 Sep 17
I am one of little patience. I do not wait well for anything. I have worked on being patient, and I have improved just a bit.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Sep 17
I'm glad you've improved. Maybe I have too having waited a whole month for a positive answer or any kind of answer.
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@kobesbuddy (52467)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Sep 17
Ordinarily, I'm a fairly patient person. After waiting for something over a long period of time, my blood starts to get a little bit warmer. Then, whoever it is gets notified one last time, in hopes that I don't have use extreme measures. When I finally blow up over an issue, they definitely know that I've reached my peak of tolerance!
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@kobesbuddy (52467)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Sep 17
Sometimes, stalling is a sign of trouble at the other end
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Sep 17
I didn't wait that long. I've been there. Yes, stalling can be a sign of trouble I am unaware of.
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@kobesbuddy (52467)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Sep 17
@just4him I'd give them a final date and time, that you need to be informed about your publication.
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@Hannihar (39939)
12 Apr
@just4him Valerie, I understand what you are saying when waiting for an answer to something and no repsonse so you have to take charge of the situation. I used to be more patient than I am now.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Apr
I never did get a reply from them, and fired them as my editors and published Freedom's Cry the end of October. I also got a refund, for everything but the cover photo, which belongs to me since I paid for it.
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@Hannihar (39939)
13 Apr
@just4him Valerie, good for you for firing them. It is a same you did not get all of your refund.
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@just4him (123705)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Apr
@Hannihar If I had, I wouldn't have had the cover for my book. So it was worth it. I got all the rest of it.
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