Yesterday I tweeted about how annoying it is that persistence does not pay off immediately. Well, it’s true. Persistence is a challenge for me. It’s probably a challenge for you too. I’m under the impression that it’s a challenge for pretty much everyone, so I’m not going to try to claim that I’m a special little snowflake.
I am, of course, a hyper little snowflake. My problem, most of the time, is jumping from idea to idea rather than coming up with ideas in the first place. So when I stick with something for a while, I start to feel like the world owes me a reward. Quickly. Right now.
That’s a big mistake, of course. I’m pretty sure the world doesn’t feel like it owes any particular person anything in particular. No matter how frustrated I might be at the fact, things take time. My writing is taking time to grow. Well, anything does. Plant a seed and you have to wait for the harvest. And there’s plenty of watering and weeding between one and the other.