I’m a procrastinator and it drives me crazy. At least, I’m a procrastinator when it comes to writing. And I love to write, so what’s the deal? What’s my problem?
Every week I make a blog post on Wednesday. And every week it seems like I’m sitting in front of my computer- scrambling to get an idea to write about or if I do have an idea, I’m scrambling to get the post written. Every week. It’s ridiculous. Like I don’t have a moment’s time to do it before Wednesday morning? Yeah, but I do.
And this procrastination of mine has bitten me in the butt more than once. Some of my posts are missing details and key ideas that I think of after I’ve posted. If I would have written the piece earlier in the week, I would have given myself some time to think about my copy and add to/edit what I’d written before posting day. Also, even though I try hard to catch all typing errors, I don’t. Again, because I’m not making enough time to let the work simmer before I throw it out there.
I’m also working on my pitch to get an agent to look at my first book. I have procrastinated the hell out of this. I keep re-writing and word jockeying the query letter. To make matters worse, I do about a million things before I get down to this number one priority task.
For example, today, instead of working on trying to sell my book I’ve:
1. Looked at Facebook
|See number 8 on my list...|
2. Read the newspaper
3. Researched chalkboard art on Pinterest
4. Checked my NCAA bracket standings (like I really care!)
5. Hung a picture in my office
7. And….. wrote this blog post (did I mention that today is Sunday?)
8. Spent a ridiculous amount of time looking for clip art for this blog post.
|Thinking and plotting is not procrastination.|
Avoiding thinking and plotting is.
So it goes.
Until next time,
Be Good to Yourself.
P.S. Today is Wednesday, and guess what? I found three typing errors and clarified a couple of sentences...hummmmm...