Pain with Patience

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.

Julius Caesar

Wow, that’s a bold statement.

There are some ways I’m pretty patient. It’s mostly with people. Other ways I have very little patience. Waiting for someone to stop feeding me excuse my language, bullsh*t is one thing that’s really hard for me. Then there’s writing a novel, wooo-weee the patience required here is tough. The uncertainty is killer. Some days I’m like heck yes I’m going to finish this book this year! I think it’s ok to have confident days. Makes it much easier to endure. Then there’s days where I’m questioning whether I’ll ever be finished with it. Does that make me prefer to focus on projects that I can actually finish? Yes, yes it does.

I think what the point is though, is that I’m still invested in my writing. The slow process still counts as writing. I don’t want to just write one book and fizzle away. I want to write many books and touch the sky.

Let’s keep going.

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily on improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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