It wasn’t graceful patience. It wasn’t peaceful patience. It wasn’t meditative patience we now want to lecture you about. No, it was nail-biting patience. And frustrated patience. And scared patience. And too busy to freak out about the things we wanted to freak out about patience. And 98% of that madness was of our own making. because a do-or-die attitude is great for getting stuff done. It’s a little less great for staying sane while doing it.
But at the end of all of that was a string of yesses we had originally hoped to have earlier (hence the patience), the paperback edition of Starling, some cool appearances on other people’s blogs, a couple of meetings about things that we can’t talk about yet, and a whole lot of edits to work on (we’re finishing up a round on Doves right now, and are expecting the edits on Evergreen at any moment) as we slide into NaNoWriMo.
There’s no real lesson here. I can’t tell you to go for peaceful, virtuous patience as you pursue your goals. I can only tell you that you will survive that pursuit. And I don’t know about you, but for me, sometimes that is all I need to know.
So what did you get done, or successfully wait to have happen, this month? Inquiring minds want to know!