Today Fiction Factor published my article On Waiting: Suggestions for Writers.
In it I try to address a common question among writers, especially those early in their career--How long do I wait after submitting a piece?
The article addresses mainly short fiction submissions, but it also there is crossover relevant to novel-length fiction.
Give it a read, even if you're not a writer. It may give some insight as to what authors often face because, in the end, there is no clear easy answer.