The Most Challenging Part of Being a Writer Can be Summed Up in One Word

Monday, January 6, 2020

Patience—The hardest part of being a writer is having patience—the continuous effort and courage in the face of success, failure, rejection, and long stretches of time waiting for positive results. Patience in the face of success: In 2012 I was thrilled to have an essay I’d written about how I met my husband published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game. For the first time, a story I’d…