Fantastic Friday: Patience, Darling

turtle nest

‘Tis the season of sea turtle nesting here in Florida. From sunset to sunrise, beaches must be cleared of chairs and toys. At night, all windows facing the sea must either keep the lights off or pull the blinds and curtains.

Meanwhile, turtle enthusiasts keep watch for turtle nests. Each nest is marked with a sign and surrounded with yellow Keep Out tape. Viewing a nest is exciting. I’ve never been around to see the hatchlings, but I’ve sure watching them emerge must be amazing.

Finding and marking the nests, then keeping an eye on them takes love, devotion, and above all, patience.

Just like writing. Patience is key!  Learning the craft takes years, and I should know. Despite being a mutli-published author, I’m still learning the craft. The process of turning a germ of an idea into a full-fledged story with unforgettable characters takes time, care and incredible patience. And a strong does of passion, to fuel the process.

On that note, I think I’ll get back to my current work-in-process–slowly and patiently, because that’s how I get to the good stuff. 🙂

Until Monday, and wishing you a fabulous weekend packed with the good stuff,


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