“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” ~ Greg Anderson
We’ve all heard the quotes, “Rome was not built in a day,” or “The journey of a lifetime begins with the first step.” We get into such a yank to make life changes or to create something. But if you decided to change your life in some way, it’s not going to happen over night.
I quit teaching public school in 2008 to become a writer. In 2013 I started this blog. I published my novel in 2017 and in 2020 I started my podcast Story-Power. This year I’ve created a Patreon Community, am finally putting my podcast up on YouTube and finishing the rough draft of my second novel. I’ve done all that one step at a time.
There are times when I want my business to progress faster. In fact, I was in a bit of a tizzy just recently about wanting things to go faster with my business. I wanted more blog and podcast followers. I wanted to have more than three patrons on Patreon. But what I’ve had to remind myself of is that creative projects must be done one step at a time.
I should have known that being a theatre artist. You can’t throw a production together over night. There are the auditions, the rehearsals, which have several stages, then the performances and throughout the entire process everyone who is collaborating on the play production is learning and growing. Small adjustments need to be made here and there to make a polished final production. Any artist will tell you the same thing. The song, painting, dance choreography, choral or band performance takes time and constant tweaking. Movies take months, or even years to make and so do books. There are so many steps to any creative endeavor and sometimes there are steps I wish I could skip, but I can’t. I’m sure you know what I mean.
So, I’ve decided to enjoy the process that I started in 2008 and see where it takes me next. Thank you for coming along for the ride.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are enjoying creating something all your own.
Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2022
Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.
The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published
I’m so passionate about stories that I created the Story-Power podcast and Patreon communities so I’d have an excuse to talk story. You may have seen my Story-Power posts here. If you’re passionate about stories too, and want to talk about your favorite stories, come join me at either SageWoman.life, or patreon.com/StoryPower.
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