I am not naturally a patient person. Impulsive is an adjective that better describes me. It’s why I like blogging. I can write something—a poem or an article—and immediately post it for the world to read. No waiting. Zero patience required.
Building a Platform
My lack of patience makes waiting to find a publisher for my memoir challenging. But I know I am not meant to self-publish it. God is using this process to teach me patience.
Part of the waiting involves building my platform, which is just a fancy publishing word for the people you can reach with your message. My current platform is not as big as most publishers want.
One aspect of building a platform is having articles published in magazines, newspapers, and other websites (ones with a bigger reader base than I have here).
And here’s the rub: when you submit articles and poems for others to publish you have to wait to hear whether your work is accepted. You have to be patient.
Did I mention I’m not naturally very patient? Thankfully I have a God who helps me.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.Galatians 5:22-23 NLT (emphasis added).
How Can You Help?
So I’m patiently building my platform, researching publications to submit articles to, writing articles and submitting them, then waiting.
I would love to know what publications—whether in print or online—that you read. What are some places I should consider submitting articles to? Where is my message of fearlessness, forgiveness, and God’s grace needed?
I would also love it if you would subscribe to my newsletter. You might have seen the pop-up for it and, as I often do on other sites, hit the X and made it go away. If you did, and now want to subscribe, you can do that AND get a free gift.
I’m waiting patiently.