The National Institute of Health recently renamed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease validating the thousands who’ve ever been told they’re crazy. Sounds about right. I exert energy, and my body won’t have it. I must rest soon after everything I do, most often after short periods of exertion.
But I don’t see these conditions nor how crummy I often feel as a sign that I was mistaken regarding my writing dreams. My pace has decreased many fold, but even if I only have enough energy and clarity of mind to get one hundred words of my novel down, I’m happy with what I can do.
Sometimes God says:
“But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!” – Habakkuk 2:3 TLB
We all have things that are standing in the way of finishing our novels, but we shouldn’t give up if we have to write them slowly as long as we’re writing them steadily.
I believe this verse with all my heart. The day I finish my novel will be right on time.