I have secret to share with you…I am not a very patient person. When I want something done, I will most likely do it myself, or prod another into getting it done swiftly. I consider it a flaw in my DNA — one I constantly strive to reverse.
However, I have mellowed with age.
With age comes wisdom. Yes, I believe it to be true. To be patient requires you to have faith and believe the Fates work at a different schedule than your own. Also, let’s don’t forget the saying, “Patience is a virtue.”
As I wait patiently for a release date on Dragon Knight’s Sword, it seems as if I’m on a slow moving horse — one that wants to trot at a leisurely pace. I want my horse to take off at a gallop. Yet, I do realize if I’m speeding along, I will miss important details of my journey.
So, I must be content with this clip-clop stride.
As I was contemplating ideas and doing research last month, I settled in…relaxed. Then it happened. My horse took off!
Fantastic news came streaming in for days. My copy edits and galley came back. Yes, I gave a big sigh seeing Dragon Knight’s Sword formatted into a book. It may be my first “baby,” but I have a sneaking suspicion that I will feel this way with all of my books. Then my editor requested my third book! I was on a roll.
And speaking of future books…I have signed another contract for book #2 in the Order of the Dragon Knights ~ Dragon Knight’s Medallion! So very excited to share this news with everyone!
The moral of this story: Be sure to hold on to the reins when your horse sprints from the gates, because surprises are always best when you least expect them.