Writers talk about procrastination as one of our big problems, but impatience can be another. I've seen and experienced both problems. Sometimes we dally over the same story, making only the smallest changes, afraid to send it out. Other times we slap a cover letter on a second draft and shoot it out the door. We say no when we need to say yes; yes when a no would serve us better.
It's a question of
knowing when to use the accelerator and when to use the brake. In a car,
we need both ... and I'm seeing that a writing career needs both, too.
been using the brake lately, slowing down to figure out where I am. I
figure there's no point in speeding down a road if it's headed in the
Which do you need more right now: accelerator or brake?