Tag Archive | patience

And It Only Took Me Thirteen Years

And It Only Took Me Thirteen Years

Guest Blogger: Andra Marquardt The other day I wanted to post something on the Facebook group, Realm Makers Consortium. I didn’t know what, except that it be humorous. After staring at that evil cursor for about two minutes, this popped into my head: “I asked God to teach me patience, so he made me a writer.” […]

Giving Up

Giving Up

Sometimes I feel like this dream I have is never going to come true. Sometimes I feel like all this effort and this passion is going into something that is just not going to happen. Sometimes I feel like giving up. But when I sit and think about life without writing, my blood runs cold […]

Productive Patience

Productive Patience

A difficult concept I learned in weightlifting, which applies to writing, is the idea of mixing light days with heavy days in order to boost muscle growth. I remember one day telling my trainer that I had to work hard to lift light. He gave me a funny look because, even though it didn’t sound […]

Patience vs Procrastination

Do you ever want to just give yourself a difficult deadline to finish your novel so that it pushes you to finish and you can get it out there already? I’ve done this multiple times with my novel, Kaimerus Deception. I’ve gone from wanting it ready to sell by Aug. 12 to being beta-reader ready […]

A Writer’s Wrest for Rest

I was going to make my first post about the wondrously grueling task of rewriting a second draft, but that will have to wait till next time. Because in church today, my pastor’s message on God wanting us to rest really made me think about my workaholic nature. Are my dreams going to pass me […]

Don’t rush your butterfly

At a retreat recently, we sang Diana Ball’s lovely song “In His Time,” the key verse of which is “He makes all things beautiful in His time.” That lyric came to mind the other day while I was reading Robynn Tolbert’s excellent Star of Justice. I started thinking: This book needs to be out. People […]