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| Patience- I need some of that pleaseBBIllustrations
Meet Ruby Red. She is a character in one of the picture book stories I'm writing. I'm feeling a little stuck at the moment with the story. The gap between what I'm seeing in my imagination compared to what is coming out in words on the page is BIG. I know to get out of this funk it's going to be all about writing, and rewriting and more rewriting which equals= HARD WORK and PATIENCE. There is a book called "The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast!" by Josh Kaufman which has some really interesting concepts around learning any new skill in life. In the world there are very few people who don't get frustrated and don't want to give up in the beginning stages of learning something new. Josh talks about how there will be a noticeable change in acquisition of any skill if you are able to commit to completing the first 20 hours of deliberate and focused practice. I know with my "Ruby Red and her Quest to be clean" I'm far from having completed 20 hours. In fact, adding it all