I’ll tell you a not-so-secret secret…I’m working on a new book! Haha My life has been a bit consumed with it, and it’s even strange to take a few minutes out to write this post. But I’m making popcorn, so I figured I’d use that time to record this moment for my future self…haha ;)
This time, I am writing a novel. The project is pushing me outside of my comfort zone in many ways. But as with all of my inspired writing projects, I feel a crazy sense of urgency that this is something I simply must do. It is the kind of urgency that keeps awake until 3am some nights writing…and then wakes me up at 6am with new ideas. Sometimes it feels completely crazy. Sometimes I feel crazy. But still I know that I must carry on.
The challenge that I’m currently facing is that I have not finished as quickly as I thought I would. We are quickly approaching May 3rd, and that will represent two months of work on this book. For many, that may not seem like a lot, but for me it is. I have been blessed to get inspiration for other projects that have come to me in downloads that happened over a matter of days or weeks. Taking months to write a project is not familiar. It requires a different sort of commitment. It requires consistency, dedication…and faith.
I had to make the decision to not rush myself, for I do not the book to feel rushed…though I don’t know if I have full control over that haha
I guess what I’m trying to say here is that undergoing major projects…or transitions or changes…requires you to have patience with yourself…and patience with the process. Some things simply take time.
So, I urge you (and I urge me) to be gentle with yourself. Enjoy the journey and do only what needs to be done. You will reach your goal.
Photo: Walking home in Ponta do Sol, Cabo Verde