Thursday, June 24, 2010

Writers Need Patience

I've found that nothing in publishing moves quickly. A writer needs the patience of Job, not only to revise the same story again and again, but to wait while agents and editors evaluate our work.

My minister sent out his weekly email blast this morning, and I think he's talking directly to me:

“Strong people wait a lot. It’s the kind of patience that holds onto a dream when everything seems to be stacked against it; patience that continues to believe..."

I continue to believe that my writing dream will one day result in a published book, and to be thankful for yet another magazine sale. I recently received my fifth contract from POCKETS magazine. Look for my article, "Paul's Project," in the November 2010 issue. And for a dose of inspiration, check out Paul's website.