Hello, my name is Melissa and I’m a procrastinator.
Yes, it’s that dreaded nightmare that holds people back from continuing their plans (or even getting started on something). I admit that I can be a really bad procrastinator. Back in school, if I could put something off, I would usually do it. I always liked to think I just got distracted really easily (which I do, trust me), but I can’t put all of the blame on that. Sometimes, it’s not distractions that hold me back. It’s not having the drive to do it or putting it off to the side so I can “Finish it later.” We all know that never really happens.
Have I been procrastinating finishing my book? Yes. Have I been doing anything about that? No.
A part of it is definitely fear. Fear of what’s next after that last word is written. After the editing is completed and the book is ready to find a publishing home. Self-publishing or not? If I do go self-pub, how am I going to do it? How in the hell am I going to afford it? Those questions race through my mind and makes the procrastination monster rear it’s ugly head.
Tomorrow, I’m making an effort to try and write more. It’s important to get this finished even when I don’t know what I’m doing afterwards. I have to worry about that after I’m finished. Not right now.
I also plan on blogging on here more. I’ve been so busy trying to make jewelry and hair accessories to put in my etsy shop so I can save up money to actually publish my book. I’m still not seeing much success, but I guess it’s all about patience, right? If you want to read all about my jewelry and hair accessory making, you should check out my new blog which talks all about that. 🙂 I also have one that I started on blogspot for all of you on that site to follow. I’m probably going to make the switch to that one soon.
I’ll leave you with this flower headband I just made that’s in my etsy shop.
Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be back to talk about my views on self-publishing vs. traditional publishing. Stay tuned!