"The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit."
Okay, so you can really apply that to any aspect of your life. But I find particular comfort in applying it to my writing. Because let me tell you - it is extremely slow growing!
My first book was easy. I wrote most of it in a three month block. It was exciting to see it all show up on the screen. It was a learning experience. It was Terrible!
Really. But it's okay.
I moved on to my second book. The idea was fun. I dove right in. And nearly drowned in the tide.
It proved to hold many more challenges than the first book I wrote.
Historical fiction's kind of like that.
I loved doing the research, but it was still hard to get myself to do it.
Then I put it aside so I could focus on my writing planners.
Now I'm in limbo. I think the slowest thing to develop in my writing is actually deciding what genre to write! I feel like that just comes naturally to most writers. But I'm really struggling with it. The more I read, and the more I learn about what I actually like, the more I wonder.
I'm not giving up on my current historical fiction, but it may take a vacation on my bookshelf while I explore a new idea I've got, in a new genre.
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Today's writing quote was taken from The Write Planner, my day planner designed for writers. To learn more about The Write Planner, click here