I've hit a few speed bumps since the New Year so I decided to slow down. Funny thing, though, someone said to me, slow down! The publishing industry works/runs very slooooowly. I think slowing down is a fine idea, but I'm not sure that's the reason for it. I mean, who cares how slow the industry goes? This is NOTHING against the friend who said that. I agree that the industry allows me the flexibility to set a pace that isn't going to stress me out. [something I hadn't done...and i was a little stressed]
On the other hand, lucky me that the industry makes such slow progress, because I can do two or three times the amount of work in the same amount of time it takes them to read my query, request and deny my manuscript [yes, the other option is accept/contract...but let's not get ahead of ourselves, shall we?]. In a way, the industry is giving writers everything we need to be the best we can be...TIME.
So, stop grumbling and WRITE!
Have a great week.