Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Why Being Impatient is Good
Impatience is a terrible trait to have, they say.
After all, patience is a virtue, right?
And the publishing industry is snail-paced, so we must be patient.
But I'll tell you why impatience isn't a four letter word.
I have a friend who's suffering from an illness. And she's impatient to get better. I wasn't sure what to say to make her feel better. This is what came out:
"But impatience means you have a goal. And you want that goal to happen, soon. And it means you'll keep working towards that goal, that you haven't given up. That's good right?"
And it is.
I mean, I'm not saying if you're patient, you don't care. But impatience is proof positive that you have a passion for a goal.
So cheers to all you impatient people out there, like myself. Revel in it.
I'm raising my glass to you!
Also, please take a moment to visit Deb Salisbury's blog on how to deal with the waiting that comes with querying. Check out previous posts from Laura, myself, and Sarah!