An end to procrastination? (or more to work on!!)
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
I think I finally had one of those brain jolts that put a lot of my procrastination into focus...hoopefully the realisation will make me work on it!
I do a lot of writing. I have a couple of books on the go and many articles almost finished. When I had to give up work, I decided to spend my time setting about making a career of it so that I could still earn money whilst looking after Bob and the kids.
The thing is, I spent my whole life being told how rubbish I was, that I wouldn't ever amount to anything, etc, etc. I have this morbid fear of rejection.
So here's the theory....if I don't get around to finishing an article, I don't have to submit it and risk being told it's rubbish! I did a freelance writing course, and was always told on submitting my pieces that I had a talent...my girls say they love the kids books I am working on (and they don't spare feelings!)....I myself do honestly feel that there is some good stuff there, but I am terrified of being told it's not up to scratch.
So, given that I will only write when the house is clean and tidy, if I put that off, I don't have to finish anything....in fact, I found myself starting another book at the weekend, despite telling myself vehemently that I wouldn't start another until I had finished and submitted something!
I really need to plug at my self-cnfidence!!