When you work on any kind of creative writing be it short stories, books, graphic novels, anything, a lot of the time you find yourself waiting. I like to have a lot of different things to work on at the same time which eases it somewhat.
However you have to wait for someone (someone you know or on a critique site) to read it and get back to you with comments. Then you send it out to magazines or agents or whoever and wait then. If its accepted thats brilliant, and then you have to wait for the publication date (I’m really not complaining about that though).
Perhaps the trick is to master some sort of Zen technique, or maybe just pass the time irritating your friends by prodding them. The last one works for me.