Sometimes procrastination isn’t the problem. Sometimes it’s exhaustion.
There are times when I find it difficult to write, for one reason or another. Spending my day with two five year old kids is exhausting, particularly if you try to wear them out so they’ll go to sleep quickly at bed time. The true problem with that plan? It’s not only exhausting for them, but by the end of it I’m tired too!
I’ve started line editing “Stranded Moon” this week. I aim for it to be complete by the middle of the month so I can finally share it with a few beta readers.
I’m both excited and nervous about sharing my writing. I’ve never shared my writing before, past a few prompts. The idea of it makes me nervous. I know that I want to share my work with people, but sending a part of my soul into the world and asking for critiques just sounds so terrifying!
There are times where I have to pull myself back and just take a breath. I have all these great plans and hopes for the future, but then I sit up late at night and struggle to get the line editing done. The future cannot grow if I don’t water the soil. I know I can do it, now I just have to get it done.
Exhausting myself while trying to exhaust the children, is not the way to go about it! Lesson learned today, so it seems. It’s a good thing I gave myself two weeks to get the line edits done. Surely I’m not rushing myself again?
Part of the reason I want to get this done in two weeks is so I can plot my next project before the start of July’s Camp NaNoWriMo. Hopefully I can knock this out and get on track with that.
I’m so excited about Aisling, the story is crawling at the edge of my mind. I just hope it will hold until this last phase of edits is complete!