Wisdom from therapist Dennis Palumbo on the Huffington Post:
Nowadays, few writers are advised to cultivate patience. There’s a lot of pressure to just write, to get it out there, to strive mightily to come up with the next high concept (“You got anything like Iron Man?” “We’re looking for another Harry Potter-type book.” “How about a police procedural show on Mars?”). We live in a competitive, consumerist culture, and there’s tremendous urgency to perform.
A virtue like patience—sort of in the same homey, humble category as gumption—can get lost in the manic rush to produce material.
The rest of the piece is here.