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Dec 11, 2007

Procrastination or Pure Fear? (Scroll down for WW)

What is going on with my memoir? *Scratching my head* I believe my brain cells are in thaw mode. After rewriting, reinventing, and revising repeatedly, I've decided I'm lost and consuming chill pills has only set me back even further stifling me from progression. Maybe my body is still numb from the cold; hence, the brain freeze and clearly cold fingers.

In the interim (as I successfully procrastinate), I've educated myself on the contents of the proposal submission to the publisher; written the chapters necessary (and rewritten and edited repetitively as noted above); researched; begun building my platform; read 3 of the 7 books on my memoir list; held interviews; ordered records; and yet, I still find myself at a standstill. (However, now that I've written all this down, maybe I have done more than I tho't???)

I think I'm going from one day to the next in fear and didn't know it till now, as I sit here, doing what I do, but in the wrong screen of my notebook.

Encouragement highly encouraged.

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9 peanuts say:

Rhonda said...

Hang in there. It will come... just be prepared to haul your sleepy self out of bed... because isn't that when it usually happens? All the great inspiration to write comes to me in the freakin' middle of the night. Just as I am about to fall asleep. I now keep the notebook beside my bed with my thoughts and ideas.

It will come to you. Really!!!

Shesawriter said...

Fear has you frozen. You've just got let yourself write, and stop TRYING to write. Relax and let your muse take over.

Melanie said...

Don't try so hard- just let it come to you. I find for me, when I obsess about something it never works out.

I finally did the 7 random things you tagged me for- except I didn't exactly do it. Come by and see what I mean. Hope it's okay!

sauerkraut said...

It all comes down to who is the boss: you or the pen. Never let the ink run dry. If at first you don't succeed... no, wait. That's not the saying.

Never give up. Try, try again.

meow

WorksForMom said...

It will DEFINITELY come Rhonda. And may I add, you totally got a lot done. Definitely NOT a procrastinator my friend.

sauerkraut said...

It's almost midnight on Christmas Eve... here's to great success on making progress. May santee claus bring you great ideas and a keyboard that works as quickly as the thoughts which will flow from your mind.

meow.

Polly Kahl said...

Sometimes it helps me to get feedback. Let me know if I can crit anything for you, I am always happy to suppoort another memoirist, and to trade chapters for feedback if it would help. The other thing that helps me is shutting out the world and making myself do some writing until I get into it. If I force myself to do it physically, eventually the mood strikes and then I'm into it full-tilt. I hope you find what works for you soon. You've got good stuff to say!

Shesawriter said...

Hey Rhonda,

Hope you had a happy new year! :-)

Rhonda said...

Missing you.

Hope your New Year is off to a great start.