“Writing takes a ton of discipline…I know that everything else has to become secondary when I’m writing a new book.”
This is so true. I’ve been writing my novel on-and-off for the past six years and I’m nowhere close to finishing soon. The progress can be frustrating at times and I know I need to be more disciplined to reach this dream goal.
Nonetheless, marriage, ministry, career opportunities, and other wonderful ‘distractions’ prevent me from fully dedicating myself to this project. This is NOT a complaint. Just a fact. And a very important one.
While I may lack discipline, I am blessed with one virtue throughout this writing journey – patience. I have faith my story will be completed someday. Every day, I think about my unique characters, the plot and the dialogue – and if I’m lucky, I may even actually write about them. So long as I’m still breathing and can spare precious moments to write, this milestone will happen.
Above all, I pray I do not sacrifice too much to make this day happen. I’ve personally witnessed what people are willing to give up for their dreams to become a reality – marriages, health, moral integrity, etc. – and I wonder if their sacrifices were worth it in the end.
I dare to pursue my dream at a much slower pace. Perhaps this is what separates me from the greatest writers of our time. But I’m totally okay with that.