Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Procrastination, Writer's Block, or Something Else?

I missed the revision date that I circled in my planner.

I have a hundred 'reasons' for missing it.  A promotion - and still doing my old job in addition to my new job until they hire someone. Budget season and School Board Meetings.  Drill Team finishing up the year, and all that entails for a mom whose daughter doesn't drive yet.  The beginning of baseball season - and did I mention that my sweet husband told them I'll keep score?  Housework.  Church work.  Homework.  The list could go on and on.

But are they reasons or excuses? 

Is my list a form of procrastination?  Am I suffering from writer's block?  Or is it some combination of both, or something else all together?

In all honesty, I think I just needed a breather.

While I was anxious to make the revisions to my story, I also worried that I was too close to see everything that needed to be done.  So a step back was healthy, right?

The break gave me a chance to get excited about my story again.   It gave me the energy to dive in and make changes.

I've set a new deadline for myself.  April 30.  Yes - of this year.  And I have a writing partner who is working on revisions, too.  

Now I need to turn off Twitter and Facebook and all of the other distractions the internet offers, and get to work.  

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