There are a lot of things you can expect when you're writing a book: excitement, confusion, pride, frustration, and awe. Something many don't expect? A show-stopper (and not the good kind).
"What does a great book editor do...and what don't they do?" Great question, and truly understanding the role of an editor in the process is critical to most effectively partnering with this critical asset!
What I'm about to say may come across as unkind, and I wish there were a better way to say it. Put bluntly, "waiting on a sign" is ridiculous. And, to be clear, I've waited on "signs" myself. It was ridiculous. When we make those kinds of statements, we're squashing every ounce of our own power. We're making a powerful decision to keep playing small. We're ensuring that we remain stagnant.
Is something still holding you back from getting started (or continuing on) with writing your book? Even though I can't know exactly what your roadblock is without chatting, my goal is to do whatever I can to help you GET THAT BOOK WRITTEN!