"Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour."
Easter Sunday, my six-year-old awoke excited and ready to see what wonderful delights filled his basket. But, alas, he remembered the rule that everyone goes to their basket (which waited at each child's seat at the kitchen table) at the same time. Because he naturally wakes earlier than my other children, he waited an hour. Despite what must have felt like an eternity to him, he remained excited and never complained.
My child reminded me of one very important tool I must have writing (and frankly life in general): patience. Patience to finish writing the current WIP all the while working full time and managing an ever growing household. But, most importantly, being patient while maintaining that excitement and wonder that is putting pen-to-paper and creating something your very own.
Do you have to remind yourself to be patient when it comes to writing? If so, what part of the process (finishing a WIP, editing, revisions, submissions, etc.) is the hardest part for you to maintain patience?