What makes waiting for them so difficult? Maybe it’s the waiting and not the prospect of the actual call itself.
Case in point: I am still waiting for a phone call from the agent, even though I’ve already received some information from him. I mean, I basically know what he’s going to say, but I still want to hear it from him and get the few questions I have answered. (Ellen actually came up with questions?? I know, I know, you’re all in shock.) And it’s driving me crazy to turn my phone on every day and wait until six o’clock or so before I give up hope of a phone call coming.
Side note: maybe I’m not as patient as I thought I was.
On the other hand, surprise phone calls, particularly from people I haven’t spoken with via phone in some time, make me very happy. I received one Tuesday from someone I was honestly not expecting a phone call from, and I ended up talking to that person for nearly an hour and a half. My mom actually commented later that I spent the rest of the day in a perpetual good mood because of that one phone call. Weird.
I highly doubt that will be the case after I hear from the agent, but at least by that point I’ll know what I’ve been wanting to know. And hopefully, I’ll be able to move forward with my novel in some way like I’ve always wanted to.