I needed to read this today. I get so impatient sometimes - not because I think I can be a successful writer overnight, not at all. As a matter of fact, I know it will take years. But I often find myself putting so much pressure on myself to deliver results, to the point where I get anxious and burned out and writing starts feeling like a chore, even though I love it. I have to remind myself to slow down; it's not a sprint, but a marathon. All I need to do right now is focus on developing this craft and nothing else. Thank you for the reminder.