Q: There are somethings I have great patience with and some I don't. I hate standing in line. At the store, I can't help but wonder why all those people have to shop at the same time as me. On the highway, I curse the engineers who didn't make a road with ten lanes so there would be no one on the hard top in front of me. And why, why, does it take them so long to make my simple ice coffee at Starbucks?
But even as children we learn to wait our turn. We queue up for our right-of-way, our chance, the opportunity for the focus to be on us. Few of us like to wait but there are things we can do to make the queue for our writing success a little bit shorter. Learn the craft. Network with those who have gone before. Form connections and get our name out there. Read, read and read. Write the best prose we can and then study and write it better. Jump to the head of the queue.
Are you patient when in line? What kind of line drives you bonkers?