I have just learned the most frustrating and painful thing in the ENTIRE publishing industry, bar none, IMO. When you have NEWS...I mean big NEWS, and you can't tell anyone, because it's just going into negotiation, what will probably be a long, arduous negotiation, and you are forbidden to talk about it, just in case it falls through, it's positively nerve wracking.
This is so difficult. I have precisely three people I can discuss it with, and we're all chomping at the bit, because we SO want to share it with someone....anyone...EVERYONE!
I know that's a tease, but it really is no better on this side of the table. Sigh... I've never been the type to sit and stare out the window, waiting for the mailman, but this is the mental equivalent to that state.