"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

11/9/10

What I Should Be Doing Right Now

  • Cleaning my house (I got the kitchen counters done today, but the rest of the house is generally pitiful)
  • Writing a synopsis of my Biblical fiction WIP Handmaiden to a Princess, which I'm planning to enter, along with the first 4,000 words of this work, in the Pike's Peek Writers Fiction Contest. Deadline is a week from today. I have one sentence of the synopsis done.
  • Working on a rewrite of Chapter 18 of my nonfiction WIP Ailing Body Nourished Soul, to make it more "showy," so the lovely Deb Porter can have something worthy of her editing genius. I think I have a page and a half of this done - maybe 1/3 of the way through. I've been" working on it" for a week.
  • Editing a 50k manuscript. This is a PAYING job. I've been plugging away at this, but I'm sure not as fast as I should be. 
I'm sure there are other things, but they're not coming to mind.

Those of you who know me, know I am a hard worker, and generally do quite well with keeping myself on task. But the past couple days, I've been distracted. By what? I haven't a clue.
But I do know I'm never gonna get anywhere if I don't stop this procrastination.

Sooo now, when I think about other things, I have a nice list here to tell me what I should be doing with my time. And you guys can see it too. So ask me what I'm working on.

Maybe - just maybe - it'll get me back on task.

(and yes, if you're wondering, I DO realize writing this post was just more procrastination, but...well...shrug)



Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence

6 comments:

  1. If I ask you what you're doing, you are going to have to tell me that you are reading this message, which is NOT going to help you work on your list. So I might be defeating your purpose by writing this, but I want you to know that I have every confidence that God is going to get you through the list for his honour and glory.

    Hang in there, my friend.

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  2. A little wandering is good for the soul. I mean it did my heart good to wander here and read this. You'll be back on task before you know it. I imagine a shot of stress-induced adrenaline will accompany your return. That's what happens to me:).

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  3. Great post!
    Blessings, hugs, and prayers,
    andrea

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  4. Ha. As I read posts, I know that my house needs cleaning! You've convicted me. I'm getting up now. lol

    Blessings!
    Beth

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  5. Procrastination is not procrastination if it produces results, is it? So producing a blog post that made some of us smile and some of us echo uh huh, now that's not time wasted at all. And me reading it and responding isn't procrastinating either, is it? Oops, the laundry beeped… gotta go!
    Peace, out.
    Lesley-Anne

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  6. I can relate all too well.

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