Here’s a wonderful excerpt from Dennis Palumbo’s post about the need for writers to have patience on Huffington Post today, 1/28/10, – check it out.
"In the film Chariots of Fire, someone says, regarding Eric Liddle's refusal to race on the Sabbath, that the boy's faith needs to be honored; that the Olympics officials made a mistake when they "sought to sever his running from himself." In the same way, you can't separate the writer from the writing. And you can't know yourself---you the person, you the writer---without patience. Patience encourages and underscores the notion that your career is not only a life-long pursuit, but a daily connection to your experience of living it."
- Dennis Palumbo