It wasn't too long ago, that I would agonize, waiting for a response to my submissions. It seemed like an eternity between sending in a proposal and hearing back. There were two times (two different buyers) that I submitted items only to wait a whole year to get a response. A WHOLE YEAR!
It used to be that I would mail a submission and immediately start watching the e-mail and post box to see a response. Now, I send it and forget about it, I get on designing other things. All submissions I send through the mail I send with Delivery Confirmation, so I know it was received to their address. Every once in a while I go back to my charts, where I plot the progress of every design and I take stock of what I have submitted where, how long it has been, and what my next step will be when a response comes. (maybe I'll share that chart with you if you're interested).
I once did a post about how I didn't know if it was harder to wait for a response, or upon getting a "yes" is it harder to wait for the yarn to arrive to get started. Now, I'm at the point that when I get a "yes" I'm grateful for the 2-3 day wait to get the yarn because then I know that I have 2-3 days to clean the house, do laundry, get as many chores done as possible, organize my office, finish up the crochet projects I'm working on, because when the yarn arrives, I know I will do nothing but crochet!
So, in conclusion, waiting used to be excruciating, now, not so much :)
Do you see that silly cat sitting right in the middle of our puzzle? I guess that's the best sunny spot he could find. I tried to get a photo of him batting the pieces off the table, but he would behave as soon as I turned the camera on him.