Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Have you ever felt the need to rush your writing just to get it done? As you know, I am working on a draft of my debut novel Metallic Heaven. I want to get it out by the end of the summer, so I have decided to write a chapter a day for the second draft. However, I have come to realize that putting such a goal on oneself is unrealistic. Sometimes, it’s tough to push yourself to such a commitment. It has taken me a long time, but I realized that taking a day off once in a while will not hurt my writing. In fact, my novel will probably benefit from it.

How many of you have felt the pressure of self-imposed deadlines, only to realize that they are not important?

 

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2 thoughts on “Slow and Steady Wins the Race

  1. I am in the same boat. Only I’m still on the first draft of my debut novel! It’s been a work in progress longer than I’d like to admit and I find myself getting discouraged when I’m not writing. I know it’ll get done eventually but I’d like it to be sooner rather than later! You’re correct though. Slow and stead is best. Thanks for the read and making realize I’m not in it alone.

    • I think every writer is eager to “get the damn thing done!” But in truth, the story will be better in the long run if we take our time. Some of the greatest books of all time took forever to write. It’s worth it in the end.

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