Okay, so I thought I’d purged myself of the disease. You know *the* disease. If you’re a writer and you’ve ever sent a query letter, you are intimately familiar with the disease.
Obsessive Inbox Refreshing/checking, or OIRX (that’s pronounced orcs).
For me, OIRX look like this:
2 seconds later
three minutes later
Okay, I’m not that bad, but I think everyone knows what I saying when I admit that there’s the strangest anxiety tied to query letters. I’ve entered contests and crossed my fingers, but there is nothing like the possibility that a magical little email is waiting in my inbox.
So if you know someone who has OIRX, just remember, they have to want to help themselves before you can help them…