Daily Prompt (August 18): What have you been putting off doing? Why?
Dear old procrastination!
Its funny, one of the reasons these daily prompts are always up later than the day of is just for that same reason and also because I procrastinate or as I call it, take a break, from reading blogs or anything in general so they pile up! Do you guys know, I read about 5 posts this weekend and I had managed on Friday to catch up with all the posts. By Monday, I managed to have almost 500 posts in my inbox *faints*. BUT, we are not here to talk about my reading posts slower than usual.
This morning, I sat and looked at my calender/schedule/notes whiteboard next to my bed and I wanted to make sure everything was up to date. Whenever I look at that board, there is one item that always gets pushed back and pushed back because it never has an end date. You know what that is? Editing my first draft of that NaNoWriMo novel that I cranked out in something like 10 days last November. I’ve opened up that file with the intention of editing it over and over again but somehow I can’t get much done.
In June, I managed to get a few chapters (like 5 meaning about 20%) edited but I realized why I lacked the motivation to do it. Last November, when I thought up this story, it was all in the moment. Now, I can’t find that feeling I had for it when I first wrote it. I know I want to edit it. Its not that I want to publish it but I never like starting something and not finishing it. Plus, its my baby. You have no idea how proud I was when I reached my goals 2 hours before the deadline after writing and writing and writing non-stop for a full solid week. I loved that feeling and I tried so hard to get there. Now, I just need the right self pep talk and the right push to just get it done!
Let’s hope before the next NaNoWriMo comes around in November I’ll at least have this edited one time! I’m pretty sure if I feel good enough about it at the end, I’ll kick in those perfectionist values and edit it another time before I bind it as a personal reminder of my first ever unpublished novel and something to remind myself that when I put my heart into something, I can achieve anything!
I’m going to beat you one day, Procrastination! And it’ll be soon!
What have you been procrastinating? Are you in for the next NaNoWriMo?