It’s More About Finishing

2 min readOct 21, 2021

and less about when

Photo by Morgan Sarkissian on Unsplash

It’s taking a long time to get my novel finished and I’m kind of embarrassed about it. I was hoping my book would be ready last year at this time. Anyway, being embarrassed is ok as long as I don’t quit and show some dignity.

However, I do know, my art is worth the pressure it takes to make it. I’m not sitting in a dark room writing all day. I’m momming, trying to take care of my physical health, managing a household, building a business, and doing my best to keep up with friends and family. I have to remind myself a lot that I’m not just writing. I hope this is a reminder for you too.

That leads me to my second thought, having all those other pressures while mastering your craft brings value to it. Anyone can sit in a room with zero expectations and write a decent book. Ok, not anyone but what’s at stake when you have that opportunity? Embarrassment? Imagine what’s at stake when you’re living a full life while writing. That is what brings value to the authors we read. And that’s what makes us wanna learn more about them.

Well, I mean, this is what I tell myself to keep going.

What kinda things are you juggling while you write? I’d love to hear about it. Comment here or connect with me on Instagram @jayne_press


A writer and sensitive realist who takes risks with the intention of progress