Being a writer is a long-term commitment.
If you’re not patient, then you will get frustrated that things aren’t developing faster or even beat yourself up for not going fast enough! We writers can be tough on ourselves, right? But you’ve just got to relax and enjoy the process.
We can only ever take one step at a time, so try not to worry about what lies ahead. Focus on the task at hand and fully immerse yourself in it! If you follow your plan of action accordingly, then you will get to where you want to be in due course. Being impatient just causes lots of unnecessary suffering and stress.
Forgive me, for I’m about to quote a Miley Cyrus song (back from the days when she was a Disney gal), but here’s what she said about patience: “Ain’t about how fast you get there, ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side.. it’s the climb!”
This just clarifies what I said about enjoying the process. It’s all about the climb; it’s all about your journey from A to B. Rather than focusing on the end goal and becoming impatient, just focus on putting one foot in front of the other (doing one small task at a time) and get to the top of that mountain! Everyone seems to be in a rush these days, but speed isn’t everything… so sloooooooow riiiiiiiiiight down and revel in every step of your amaaaaaaazing journey.
Being more patient will definitely benefit you as a writer. Writing a book isn’t something that happens overnight, so you’ve got to be prepared for that. And if you’re more patient, then you’re less likely to cut corners, which will increase the quality of your work. It doesn’t matter how long it takes to write your book… what truly matters is that you’re willing to stick with it from beginning to end.