I’m proud to declare I’m finally a turtle.
This wasn’t always the case.
When I first started writing, I was a hare.
Anything could tear me away from my words. I’d see something bright and shiny and I’d be off like a flash, thinking I was missing the newest, greatest thing that would guarantee success.
“I gotta get that!”
“I gotta know that!”
“I gotta do that!”
I’d say one of the above about a new book on the craft of writing, a website or agent blog, or a new social media program, and I’d drop everything and pursue that newest latest greatest thing with a passion.
Just like the rabbit in the nursery story, I had great desire but little focus.
Then, I wrote more. Learned more. Wrote some more. And I buckled down. Got a little experience under my belt. Became focused, serious, and most of all, driven.
I finally turned into a turtle.
Now, I’m fully dedicated to my writing. I make slow, yet steady progress toward my goals. Sure, real life has a way of intruding, but I’ve learned balance.
Yep, I’m proud to say “I’m a turtle.”
How about you? How do you stay on track when your “real life” gets in the way?