Monday, June 11, 2012

Prepare



Monday's come and (is almost gone) and I'm back into the 15 habits swing of things. Today's challenge is about preparation, not stalling. Story of my life...


Day 5. Ship it.

Put something out there, anything. Don’t wait; move something forward.

You don’t need to know everything, just the next step. If it’s a big project, you don’t have to finish the whole thing; just finish part of it. But for crying out loud, do something.

Then tell us about it. Heck, share it here with this community; you might be surprised who’s willing to help you and whom you inspire. Whatever you do, make sure you’re doing more than stalling. There’s enough of that already.

Because the work you do is practice for the next thing, preparation for tomorrow. And if all you’re doing is stalling, what are you really preparing for? Exactly. Nothing

 
So, I saw this picture and didn't know whether to laugh or cry...
 
(Insert photo of Jenn's face)
 
I have felt such urgency as of late to really get with the program because procrastination - especially is this regard - has got to stop! God is opening doors now. Writing is no longer a little hobby that I can dabble around with at leisure. This is it. This is me. I am a writer. And I cannot be a procrastinating one. (I was gonna insert a "for crying out loud" but Jeff used it already and I didn't want to be a copy cat). But seriously, for crying out loud.  
 
This season and opportunity is my dream come true. It's amazing how, as I take this leap of faith, people are reminding me of conversations from years ago where I shared this was my dream. One of my good friends just posted on my Facebook wall timeline and reminded me of a chat we had five years ago where I shared that with her. Crazy. She's not the only one to remind me of such a talk. It really has been a dream forever.

But no more dreaming. Now this is a reality. And, to stay in line with today's challenge, I will share with you all what my current writer reality is. Working a manuscript. And I have no idea what the heck I'm doing but I have a picture in my mind (which I believe is God-given) and a ton of thoughts and stories that I want to be able to put into words on paper. Only it's not coming together too well. I need have three chapters done in a month. My experience has been that it takes forever for me to make sense of something (at least regarding research papers and the like) but once it clicks in my mind and I get into the zone, I'm unstoppable. Maybe by my putting it out there to you all in the blogosphere, it will become even more of a reality and the words will come together (soon).

That's basically it. I feel like this post is all over the place. Probably a clear depiction of where I am in this project. But not anymore. I'm going to bed now. Lots to do write tomorrow...

I am a writer.

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