From an actual Storyqueen journal entry:
A flower cannot grow faster
than a flower can grow
(and that's the truth.)
Because it takes time for the roots
to adventure out from their home
in the cozy seed and
nourish the stem
so that the stem is strong enough
to hold up the head of the flower...
so that the petals can develop
and the blossom
You cannot rush a flower.
And that is that.
I wrote this when I was starting something new...and it would not start. I get impatient with myself sometimes, hoping, wishing I could write faster than I am able to.
But I need to remember that a flower cannot be rushed.
And a good book needs to develop naturally, organically to be strong enough to hold itself together in the end.