Watch water drop onto the rock beneath it. One drop does nothing, but many drops over time create a hole in the rock. Such is the power of patience.

I know many of us writers struggle with our lack of patience. So many things are out of our control- getting sick while typing that first draft, waiting for beta reader responses, checking the inbox a gazillion times a day to hear back from agents and editors.

Why do we endure all this?

We love to write. Most of us would be miserable without our writing. I know I would. So take a deep breath and remember, the Word document will still be there tomorrow. The email in your inbox won’t disappear if you don’t check it every fifteen minutes.

Just relax.

Easier said than done, eh?

Photo from Musical Footsteps.