by Stephanie Morrill
I don't like waiting, and I'm guessing you don't either. Who does, really?
But as you likely know by now, you can't be a writer without waiting. And that's why I love this quote:
"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." - Beverly Sills, opera singer
You probably don't have to think very hard to come up with an example of this. I think of McKenna and Connor, of the nine months they spent growing inside me. Of the unreal pain I experienced bringing them into this world.
So. Worth. It.
I think of long hikes I've taken to gorgeous places. A long car ride when my kids were three and one so my kids could experience the ocean.
Becoming a published writer—heck, just writing a first draft!—is a long journey on which you can be tempted to take shortcuts. But once you get there, it's so worth it.
Write on, my friends!