Writing isn’t a race, it just isn’t, but most people think it is and are going to treat it like one. Fine. But if that’s what you’re going to treat it like, remember, we all have our own lanes. Stay in yours. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. It’s not about coming first, because you can’t. You’re not really racing anyone else, only yourself. That’s the truth. It’s not about number 1, it’s about finishing. Getting there. You got it? You get it? Good.
Your job is to write, produce, the best you can, as you can. Not rushed hurried up whatever. It will always take some measure of time to produce anything. That’s okay. Every author, NYT Best seller, or not, will take time to produce a work. Sure, some will produce faster than others but there’s so much variance going on there. Some type more and faster in a day. Some don’t. *Cough cough* A certain best selling author with a penchant for killing characters. Takes his time. Does it diminish his quality, or career? No. Stephen King hammers out 2k a day consistently. It’s up to you. It will take whatever time it takes, that’s okay. Just finish.
You just have to produce. That’s what matters. Getting your work out for fans and readers to see. Not how much how fast. Got it? You sure? Good!
Work. Write. Read. Live. Enjoy and more.
That’s what you’re supposed to do. Enjoy the writing. If you don’t enjoy it, do you think your readers will? Maybe, in truth, some still will. But that’s the sort of thing that permeates your work, your enthusiasm. Have fun. Write. Don’t spend your time worrying, spend it writing, producing, doing what you can, as you can do it. And if your not the Flash of writing, so what? Get it done. Be a finisher. Finish, produce, get it out there. You’ll do just fine.
It’s like one of the greats once said.
“Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.” ~Ray Bradbury.
^^Listen to one of the greats. Heed his advice.^^