Not so long, but long

I was reading a blog post by amazing author, Patrick Rothfuss, where his son said something very profound. The questions was, "How long would it take to write a book?" The answer? "Not so long, but long."

This really struck a chord with me this week. I'm knuckling down to write a book that I have been working on for nearly a year now. Every time I put pen to paper I still feel the ripple of excitement in my chest that momentarily takes my breath away. This is how I felt the first time I was zapped by the idea of this book. This is no exaggeration, I was genuinely ZAPPED by the idea. Like a bolt of lightning. Or a taser. Sometimes I need that reminder that I am taking the perfect amount of time for me to write the best book that I can. Not so long, but long. So the next time someone asks me when I will have my next book ready, I will remind myself not to be embarrassed. I will remember that, despite popular opinion, I am not lazy for no longer working full time, because sometimes realizing your dreams means you have to walk an alternative path through life to everyone else around you. And as for my book, it will be ready not so long, but long from now. 


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