“Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.”
Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby
My nemesis has always been procrastination, I could get my work done early, do a little every day, until the due date where I hand it in calmly, no stress just a record of what I’ve done. Instead I do the work daily but leave it to the last week to get it all together and then beat myself up over the fact that I did again procrastinate. You’d think after years of this behavior I would learn. No. I just learned that I work really well with last minute deadlines. Many writers have learned some form of self-sabotaging behavior, is it fear of failure or fear of success? Could you be afraid to be the writer you imagine yourself to be? What are the negatives to being successful? Well for many it means putting yourself in the public eye and opening yourself to criticism, for some it means another book, and you know how hard it is to follow the first book. How do you cope with self-sabotaging behavior or do you even recognize it? If your goal is publication but you’ve never sent out any work how closer are you to publication? At this halfway point in the year this might be a good time to look at your January writing goals. what could you do differently in the next six months to ensure success. Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag