Pitching editors takes a lot of energy, and there’s not always a guarantee you’ll get a return on your time investment of precious writing mojo. It’s a gamble that all freelancers have to make in order to survive. Sometimes it pays off. Sometimes it’s a total freakin’ bust. After you’ve spent hours researching a cool idea, gathering the details you need to present it in an interest-grabbing way, and then tailoring your pitch to suit a specific outlet, you click “send” and the waiting game begins. Let’s shed some light on the dark, gloomy period of post-pitch anxiety and how to keep your sanity when all hope seems lost.