This is something we all do. You can admit it to yourself. You don’t have to acknowledge it here. I’ll admit it out loud. I make excuses. Especially when I should be doing something–like writing. Or editing. Or marketing. I look for ways to dodge doing it. I’ve been known to iron–a chore I abhor until I’m actually doing it, at which point I discover that it’s a rather soothing exercise. Anyway, I’ve discovered–along with many of the writers I know–that the Universe is dead on with this message:
Show me someone, Silver,, who keeps getting in your way, and I’ll show you someone who keeps making excuses.
Tricky, tricky, tricky –
Oh, Silver, you slay me.
I totally get in my own way. And shouldn’t. It’s unproductive. Especially when I make up excuses or find other activities to occupy the time I should be working on writing, editing, and marketing because that’s what successful writers do. And I want to be one that. Successful. I’m gonna get right on that. Just as soon as I get out of my own way and stop making excuses.
What about y’all? Are you guilty of this?
Yep. If there’s something to do, I can find an excuse not to do it. (And then find something else to do.) Which is why my to-do list from the other day only has one thing crossed off of it. I need to kick my own butt and get some of this stuff done before other stuff comes around to be added to the list. Blerg.
Yeah, you should do that because I’ll be sending CU back today. Just sayin’…. I got the ironing done yesterday. And if I can get the kinks out of my back, I’ll get the island volunteers trimmed out. And CU done. And then I have no excuses not to work on my own $h!+. 🙄 I don’t want to adult today but hey, someone’s got to do it. 😉
Only one thing left on the list – vacuuming the carpeted rooms – plus I knocked off a couple things that weren’t on the original list, like working on the blurb. I was adulting all over the place. Then I took a nap and had ice cream. ;o)
REWARDS for all that adulting! Go you!!!! 😀