Some days I wake up and tell myself, “Today, I’m going to write a new post. Yep. I’m doing it.”
Then time passes and I say, “Okay, I’ll do it later in the evening.”
Then the evening arrives and I say. “It’s too late now. I’ll do it tomorrow.”
Laziness is a powerful thing is what I’m saying. I have said it before, but this is one of those things that can and must be said a lot of times, no matter how annoying it might be to hear it.
We are in November now, National Novel Writing Month. It should probably be International given how popular around the web it is, but INoWriMo doesn’t quite roll off the tongue.
Okay, it totally does, but it doesn’t quite have the most positive connotations.
Anyway, there have been plenty of times I told myself, “This year I’m going to participate. 50,000 words in one month. I can do it.”
Yeah, I never do it.
There are plenty of reasons, but mostly it all boils down to the first lines of this post, laziness. This year in particular I was really determined to beat my dreaded enemy. I was confident I could do it. After all, I had written my first book. I knew what I was capable of.
Furthermore, I had already finished the first draft of my second book. That’s right ladies and gentleman. I’ve been working.
The problem started when I began, well, thinking.
I thought to myself, “If I dedicate November to writing a new book, then I’ll have to wait until December to start working on editing and proof-reading the first draft of the book I have already written.”
The solution, I thought, was to do both at the same time. Editing the book I had already written while writing a new one during the same month.
Yeah, that didn’t work out well.
As it turns out, editing one thing while working on writing another one is hard work. Enough that after I finish with one, I don’t really feel like doing the other one.
Yeah, I’m lazy.
In the end, I find I’m mostly focusing my attention on editing. I’m resigned, I guess. On the plus side, please look forward to my next book. I feel it’s a definite improvement in my writing!