One first draft of a novella, two half-finished short stories, and one personal essay, all looking at me, waiting for me to edit, rework, rewrite and then start the whole evil cycle over, once again. Unfortunately, editing has become one of those tedious labours which my red pen keeps getting interrupted by the telephone, the anxious dog, and the thumping of the washing machine. I’m looking, at the papers, looking at my red pen, and then looking out the window.
Heck! I’m even blogging about not editing! If this is not full-out procrastination – I don’t know what is? I do however know that my stuff needs work! Lots of work! The message I’m attempting to convey on paper is not coming out the way I visualize in my head! I wonder if today is one of those days in which I should just throw my red pen down, step away, and take a break. Or, do I keep bamming my head against the brick wall?
I know if I walked into my sisters office and start bemoaning this whole neurotic issue to her. Her eyes would roll to the back of her head, she might sigh, and then respond with her most compassionate tone, “Quit moaning, suck it up, and finish writing the frickin’ thing!”
Trust me! She never glosses anything over and she’s right! Time to pick up that red pen, and start slashing!
What do you to overcome procrastination?
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga