For years now, I’ve been hearing pace yourself, don’t take on too many projects…blah,blah…
But I’ve got a NOVEL about ready for the world to see and things keep kicking my butt putting me behind the eight ball. ***tantrum time***
The editor-for-hire tells me all the time ‘the book will be finished when it’s finished. Don’t rush it’.
A lot of people run a race to see who is the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into an exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Steve Prefontaine
Yes. I almost feel like I’m in a race but I haven’t figured out who I’m running against. Time, perhaps? Everyday I get older and I still have nothing published but I do have plenty written, including this blog.
You also need to look back, not just at the people who are running behind you but especially at those who who don’t run and never will…those who run but don’t race…. those who started training for a race but didn’t carry through…those who got to the starting line but didn’t in the finish line… those who once raced better than you but no longer run at all. You’re still here. Take pride in wherever you finish. Look at all the people you’ve outlasted. John Bingham
I have to say there are lot of peeps out there that only talk about writing a book never to attempt it.
What distinguishes those of us at the staring line from those on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the day gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate. Les Brown
Guess I could apply this quote to my writing life. Not every day is a good day. Sometimes my brain gets hazed over with a fog…writer’s block comes…our muses go on temporary vacations…family stuff can also squelch our creative process. We’re only human.
Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience. Joe Henderson
You definitely need patience to write a novel. Lots and lots of it.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars. Les Brown
Keep plugging along and you’ll reap the benefits. Even if the whole world doesn’t read your best seller, some one or a whole lot of some one’s will and they’ll love it. And even if those some ones are your family and friends.
Later in the ink all,