Day 4

Today is travel day, and that means I don't get a lot of time or energy writing. Not to mention I had an audition today so that also cut into my writing schedule...

Oh, all right, enough excuses.

I know how excuses work. We'd start with a bit of reasoning, a bit of logic, and a whole truckload of justification... for our procrastination and laziness. I remember a friend of mine told me once, "The reason why people don't work out or do the things they said they'd do is they leave a tiny window open. And all it takes is a tiny window for the air to get out."

And this:

"When you feel an inkling of making an excuse for not going to the gym, just GO!"

I've found that piece of advice works great, and not just for working out. Certainly like anyone else, I have a problem with procrastination. I used to dread going to the gym and I'd give myself all kinds of excuses not to: too tired, too busy, too hungry, too late, too early, blah blah blah. But that piece of advice up there, as simple as it is, really works. The second I think about "too tired... too busy..." I just put the clothes in the bag and hop in the car. It works EVERY frigging time.

So here I am, trying to make up an excuse to not write today. Too tired, too busy, too late... true, true and probably true, but they are still excuses. I have to remind myself why I am doing this. And also this:

500 words are NOT that many.

Just do it.


500 words today, 2000 words so far
361 days, 183500 words to go

Comments

Carpe Diem said…
I can't go to get a haircut because I'm reading your blog.

...Oh, crap.

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