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