An Author’s Lesson #5: Patience

My Dear Future Readers:

Today, I will talk about something that I personally don’t have enough of which is called Patience.

To tell you the truth, I never really had been truly patient in my life for anything for as long as I can remember. I waited but I was always not happy with waiting for anything in my life. It irritated me that people had so much while I had to wait for it to happen to me.

In the beginning when you want to do something no matter what it may be. Whether you want to learn to ride a bicycle, learn to read, acquire a new language, a new skill, a new habit, or anything else you can’t do it without patience. You may have the willingness, the want, the desire but none of those are good if you don’t have patience.

As you continue to do some of these things or other things, you find that having patience is not so easy. But even if it is not easy, it will be worth your effort.

Having patience means that you continue doing something despite how hard it is at first. No one expects you to master these things the first time you try but if you persist on doing them then you can succeed. It is the key to success that everyone tends to overlook. Persistence and patience are the two things that always go together.

Persistence is when you keep trying to do something that is hard to do. Patience is taking the time to wait for a certain thing to happen.

I have persistence more than I have patience. I keep trying to write these blog posts and I am hoping that you find truth in my words for yourself.

Of course, I will try and be patient for things but all I can do is try.

I will explain more about Persistence in Lesson 6. I have learned that these two go together.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

Diana Rose Author Page

YA Fantasy Romance PUBLISHED Author

An Author Lesson #4: Dreams Are Work

My Dear Future Readers:

If you dream about doing something extraordinary in life. You need to know that BIG DREAMS take A LOT of work.

Now, I don’t just mean sitting there for one day and giving it your all. I mean, working at everyday. Nothing is going to happen in one day.

For the lack of great metaphors, “Rome was not built in a day.” So, everything needs to be worked on. Even writing takes time. Great writers don’t become great overnight. It is a process. Sometimes I need to relearn this lesson myself. I don’t consider myself a “great writer”or a “famous author” yet. Maybe I never will even if I do become famous.

Why?

The answer is simple, my dear future readers………

I am not starstruck by fame or money. I was always a hard worker and always will be. My dream is to write books that people will want to read and and want more. I want people to like my books and to get anything from it. Knowing that I changed someone’s mindset about love and made them see that true love is real is enough for me.

When you have big dreams and I mean dreams that you don’t give up on so easily…you tend to think in terms of “how I can make my dream a reality faster and better?”

Now that is a good question. Big dreams come true in different ways. You choose your own way.

Let me tell you, “THERE IS NO FASTER WAY FOR ANYTHING!”  You have to work hard for what you get in return. It may seem like you are doing things for nothing. But your efforts do pay off.

Big dreams take lots of effort and if you don’t stop you will get what you want. The key is patience.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

Diana Rose Author Page

YA Fantasy Romance PUBLISHED Author

An Author’s Lesson #3: Creating an OUTLINE

My Dear Future Readers:

Today, I have learned a very important lesson. A lesson that I did not expect to learn. I thought that the outlines that authors create for their books are not my style. I was used to just writing as I go. Now, I thought outlines were just a waste of time and now it looks like I may have to go back on that opinion and start outlining my projects. It may be a very long and tedious thing but I must grow out of my habits and take into account what is best for my books.

Of course, outlining an idea is not easy and especially for a person who is not used to outlining anything, it may seem impossible. But that is what makes writers great is that they can take an idea like an outline and turn it into something extremely creative.

Lesson # 3: Creating an Outline:

∼Outlining like an Author

Now, your our outline does need to follow any kinds of rules. It can be anything you want it to be. It can have pictures, drawings, sticky notes for notes on ideas, even slides. Be creative but also be able to read what you wrote.

I use PowerPoint for outlining because it allows me to add pictures to my outline and I can see who the character is as well as what I wrote about them.

You can also use sticky note later after PowerPoint slides are printed and set aside. If you find something that you want to add, you don’t have to go on your computer-just use a sticky note and arrow to show where the change happens. This takes some of the tedious computer and typing work out of the outline. Make a poster of it and have it on the floor where all thew slides are taped to a big poster board. You can make doodles on the poster board too.

⇒ I did not really finish my outline yet so I did not even get to print out my slides yet.

Outlines are meant to show main points of your story but it does not mean that an outline can’t be detailed to the minimal detail.

 

PART 2 of this post will be coming soon after I finish my version 1 of my outline.

It is amn important and tedious task which is why it takes time. But as I go along, I am learning many things which I have started to share with you here. In part 2 you will see how completing an outline has changed my way of creativity and enhanced my creativity by 1000 %.

Please look for part 2 coming soon……

I look forward to hearing from you. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

Diana Rose Author Page

YA Fantasy Romance PUBLISHED  Author