Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Joy in the Journey
I used to think how lucky certain writers were when they signed a contract and became published authors. I would compare myself to them and even murmur, thinking that they had a timely break and hope that I would have an angel swooping down and magically turn me into a published author over night.
I felt forlorn until I took a look at the marketing plan. I thought, wow, of course one would need to work to promote the book to real success!
Since then, I've decided to take one day at a time. I can enjoy the freedom of writing without a deadline--and after doing NaNo (already done my 50K + words), boy I can surely feel the pressure of that.
Why bite my nails and think, "Rats! I want a contract right now! I want my book published right now!" Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? Well, I want to be like the tortoise, enjoying every step of the journey and getting there when I get there. Not to rush the Lord's hand in these things.
That's what it boils down to, is trusting the Lord in all things--even in regards to when I will be published.
Tell me how are you enjoying your journey with writing, where ever it may be?