There is a reason patience is important; it's one of the hardest things to hold on too figuratively. It doesn't help that patience isn't even a tangible object. This is the biggest value I'm dealing with when it comes to this entire process. Sometimes I become so caught up in the moment that I trip. I have this finished and professionally edited novel in my hands and no means to get it published.
Well maybe that's because I'm trying to rush a slow moving process. My book is finished and yet it needs more work (in actuality, it'll always need work and I'll never be 100% happy with it). It's such a frustrating thing to have a completed and edited copy of a piece of work just to realize it needs even more work. This is where I struggle the most with patience.
I want to rush this entire thing because I've worked so hard for so long and I want some sort of acknowledgement. We all have a prideful side even if we don't admit it and sometimes we need patience to remind ourselves why we're really doing something.
I have made a conscious decision to write because I want to change peoples lives. I want someone to read my book and think I never saw it that way. Or to feel a connection with me through my characters. I love helping people and my medium to do that is through writing. Without patience, I wouldn't be able to do any of this. So thank you patience.