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?