Back when I was a new writer, I sent off my first "real" submission, and after about three days watched my inbox anxiously. Oh, how naive I was. That beast took seven months to come back to me. And even then it was a rejection. A personal one, but a rejection all the same. And seven months? That was insane.
Still, the editor said fine things about my story, and I did rewrite it and sold it to an anthology. A couple of years later I saw this editor at a convention buying that anthology, and I laughed and told him that I always knew he would buy my story. We always got one well, and he chuckled at that one.
My current story is still out in the wild and still no word. I have subbed to this editor before. He usually only takes about two months but we're closing on three months as I write this and waiting is difficult. I have some confidence it will sell, although I never count on that happening. It would, however, be nice to have this story published.
Oh well, the waiting continues and continues. Tomorrow and the next day and the one after that - I'll be here checking my inbox.
And as always, any publication details will be announced here