Olympics for Writers

In honor of the Olympic games, I'd like to propose "Olympic" terms for writers!

Long jump: when a writer has submitted a manuscript several times and been rejected and then submitted again and...success!

Hurdles: the obstacles of lack of time, energy, money and confidence that appear when you take your eye off the goal

Synchronized: when you find out that another book with a similar context is coming out the same time as yours

Decathalon: the minimum number of times that you'll end up editing your manuscript

Gymnastics: all of the manuevers you have to do to get your work published

Vault: the only way to get over all of the criticism on Goodreads

100m Dash: how fast you'll have to work when your editor finally gets your last edit to you

Gold medal: the feeling you'll get from holding your first book in your hands