This point may be particularly pertinent to Christian authors hoping to write and publish in the current climate. While it’s important to keep writing through troubled times, most of us aren’t writing as quickly or productively as we might have pre-pandemic. Many of us have written less over the past year due to family demands, as well as the constant distraction of the news and the intense mental health impact of living through a global pandemic.
The good news is, when publishing solo, there’s no pressure to meet deadlines or frustration about long delays on the publisher’s end. Even if you take a few weeks or months off completely, know that in self-publishing it does not matter how slow you go, as long as you do not stop — and that patience is a virtue, both in everyday life and in your publishing career.
Author- Desiree Villena is a writer with Reedsy, a platform that connects authors with the world's best resources on how to publish a book, as well as publishing professionals to help them reach their goals. In her spare time, Desiree enjoys reading contemporary fiction and writing short stories. She’s currently working on an untitled romance novel, which she hopes to self-publish in 2021.