#atinylife Patience

I have never been patient.

I want it yesterday. I rush things and make silly mistakes in them.

I thought thirteen drafts would be enough. But it’s not.

tinylife Patience

I’ve been working on my second novel for two years now, and it’s not ready. I had the amazing opportunity to pitch it to a literary agent last weekend, and she told me exactly what was missing, what I still need to do.

Of course I would have loved to have been told that it was ready, and that I should start submitting! I’m OK though. It’s worth it. This novel is literally the best idea I’ve ever had for a book, if I’m going to get representation, I feel it’s my best chance.

And it is teaching me about writing. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

You have to become patient.

5 thoughts on “#atinylife Patience

    1. Well, yes! Not at the time, I came away quite downcast, but with some thinking and processing I feel better. Thanks for being here for the journey! Hope I have something to share with you soon. Xx

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  1. Thanks for sharing this! I’m slowing myself, too. I’ve learned more about writing so now I know what a complex process is required to write a book. An dI do want it to be my best. So I’ll be thinking about you as we slowly create!

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    1. You learn so much with each book! It’s astounding. Part of me wishes that my first attempt wasn’t out there in the world, but then I wouldn’t have friends like you, so…

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