It’s the end of the month, which means it’s time for Did the Thing! and the thing we really did this month was patience.
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!
I have been writing for 6 months now and my novel is 47K long!
I am so excited for you. See, this is patience in action. You are ticking along!