Friday, January 4, 2013

One reason why I will never be an author

I'd never make it as an author.

I've always been a writing procrastinator. Always.

Not that I've ever been bad at writing - I can be pretty good - but I'm also slow.

Even when I was in school and had to do a book report or a research paper, it took me oh so much longer than it should. Spend too much time on reading first. Too much time on research.

And I also put it off to the last minute. I'm still like that... to this day.

Today, press kits are my real life adult version of book reports. It's a mental thing. I know it is. I over-think too.

For that reason, I would never-ever-ever be able to be an author and meet a book deadline. Ever.

Trying to make a deadline would be the anxiety-ridden death of me. Tonight's photo of the day is me trying to finish off a press kit while sitting on my parents' couch. I was getting tired and putting too much pressure on myself to get it done, so I put it away for the night. That's when my mind plays tricks on me and I really become unproductive.

I'm telling myself that I'll whip it out before I take Paige and Peyton to Hobby Lobby tomorrow since we can't leave until the afternoon.

And sometimes I can do them a little faster than others. I have some anxiety about writing this one right the first time around. Feel the pressure. Feel the pressure.

Any hints for conquering my procrastination and distraction?


2 comments:

Andrea Schultz said...

Realize it'll never be perfect. Just get on with it! :P

Dynamic Uno said...

Set a timer. Work for 15-30 minutes, "play" for the same amount. That's how I've been ever so slowly getting my work done. :)