Though he still has almost two months to go my son is very excited for his birthday. Yesterday he asked how we could get to March. Could we drive there in a car, he asked? Our answer to him was simply. Live. That’s how you get to March. That’s how you get to any anticipated date or event. There is nothing you can do to make the time go faster, you just live each day.
While trying to explain this to a three year old (didn’t go so well, by the way) I had a little light bulb moment. That’s what I have to do for publishing. I can’t drive forward in time, or skip the rest of my life just to get there. I have to live each day, keep working, doing my part and trying to do it well, and eventually, I will get to that day. Until then I’ll just keep living and writing.