Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Grant me patience, NOW! #Indelibles May Post

This my first post since last November for the monthly support group sponsored by The Indelibles, called Indie Life. We get to post anything we want in support of other independent authors. We post on the second Wednesday of every month.

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PATIENCE
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I know, we all need to be patient. We need to work for and wait for our rewards. How come I get less patient as I get older?

[courtesy of Savage Chickens]
For me, I think I actually noticed it first after my husband of 19 years. It was a natural part of the grieving process, not being able to concentrate on anything for very long. Fast forward almost ten years and I find myself impatient for the 30 seconds left on the microwave. I stop it at 10 or less and clear it. Why? It's so silly. Makes no sense to be that impatient.

Does this impact my writing? At times it does, especially when I'm doing research. But worse is when I'm editing. By the third or fourth go-round, I'm DONE! I was ready to move onto writing the next book after the first or second revision.

How about you? Are you a patient person? Or do you want it all now, instant gratification?



2 comments:

  1. I just got back to Indie Life too (and blogging in general) after a long break. Funnily enough I posted on a similar topic. My topic was about how long to leave readers (if I have any!) waiting in between books because I'm considering publishing a series. In terms of patience, I think part of it as we get older is we know more what we want out of life. We don't want to hang about for delays. But then the rewards can be much sweeter if we have to wait a little bit.

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    1. Welcome back, Nick! I think we all wonder about that since I'm writing a series. Two are done and I hope to add two more this year. It's not the writing that takes the time, it's the darn editing! LOL!

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