Sometimes, there just aren’t enough hours in the day. And sometimes, you just need to stop talking or worrying about your mountain of work and do it.
As soon as we finished boxing up Christmas, I experienced a surge of energy. Don’t ask me where it came from. I’m sure I was the most surprised by it. But I think I just got sick of hearing my own excuses as to why I didn’t have my manuscript finished, why I wasn’t losing weight, why, why, why…
Step one? I joined Weight Watchers. My buddies will tell you, I went to that first meeting kicking and screaming, ever the Doubting Debbie. I am so happy to report I was dead wrong about it. Down eight pounds in two weeks, I can boast I don’t know nudding about nudding about weight loss. 🙂
Step two? I know it’s old, but whoever came up with Butt In Chair Hands On Keyboard (BICHOK) deserves to be sainted. That’s been my mantra for the past two weeks and as I type this tonight, I have nicely polished manuscript ready for submissions. Know what I discovered? I still love this story as much as I did when I typed the first words. I owe it to these characters to tell their tale in the best way I can learn how.
Step 3? Make a plan. Lose my fear of putting my work out there for consumption and just do it! Sometime this week, I plan to post a much longer, and hopefully more enticing excerpt from Bound to the Highlander. My guts lurch just thinking about it, but I’m gonna do it anyway. Why? Because my story is good and, despite my chicken heart, I want to share it.
“Be gentle with me Helen.”
Hope you have a productive week!