Monday, May 21, 2012
Monday: May I tell you something about writing?
I am a procrastinator. I'll admit I'm lazy. And I have four jobs. This is not a good combination. This is also why I never get any writing done.
But it's time to stop making excuses. This novel isn't going to write itself.
I set a deadline to be done with my first draft by my birthday. That was two weeks ago. Obviously that didn't happen.
So I've set a new deadline: Father's Day. It will be my gift to my dad. Don't worry, I also plan to take him out to breakfast. But finishing my novel would be the best Father's Day gift I could give my dad. He wants it almost as much as I do. Besides, he doesn't like actual gifts anyway.
There's really no reason why I can't finish by Father's Day. I have time. I believe in this story. I have the added motivation of it being a gift. And of course, since I've posted it on my blog, it's official now.