A lot of this business seems to be "hurry up and wait". Write a book in a month (NaNo anyone?)! Get those queries out! You're on deadline, get that manuscript to your editor!! And then....you wait....and wait.....and wait some more :)
There are a lot of bumps in the road when it comes to publishing, but I think the waiting is hands down the worst. Waiting to hear from your crit partners, waiting on an editing letter, waiting on an agent response, waiting to see if that pub is going to sign you. The not knowing is enough to drive a person insane :)
I was going to post about my upcoming book A Bandit's Stolen Heart today. But I'm going to wait :D Its pub date was pushed to Monday (the 25th) so I will wait until then to share all the fun tidbits.
Until then, I wish you all happy reading and writing (and hopefully a very short wait to whatever you may be waiting on) ;)