My first blog post ever was on the subject of Procrastination (yes, the evil word deserves to be in bold) That was back in February when the year and my blog were still young. I had just started my blog and was procrastinating writing the first post.
It felt too monumental for me to put my first post out there into cyberspace for all to see. I was new and was nervous about dipping my toes into the cyberspace swimming pool. I asked myself a million questions and brainstormed a thousand ideas. What do I write about? All of my stalling and procrastinating led me to write about procrastination. Once the topic was chosen, I ironically put off writing it for days.
Procrastination is something that I struggle with everyday. I win that fight every day but the battle is still there the next day and the one after that. I noticed that with time and with each successful day, we get stronger in the fight. After a while, it gets easier to stay on target. Then one day you get to the point when you are no longer a procrastinating creature. Getting things done becomes your habit instead.
I guess that’s how it works for any area in our life where we are weak. If we work at it, we get stronger.
Just wanted to share….
In other news, I’ve been brainstorming like crazy to decide on a title for my book. I have literally come up with at least 30 possible titles. It’s driving me up the wall. I once read in a book for writers that if you want help with the title of your book you should write the question down on a piece of paper and put it under your pillow before you go to sleep. By morning, the author claims you will have your book title. It did say it may take a few tries. They claimed to have found titles for all of their books this way. In my desperation, I resorted to this tactic. Nothing yet, but I did manage to get ink all over my pillow case.
Eventually it would be nice to whittle it down to 5 titles. Its like naming a baby. When I was born, my parents put a bunch of names in a bowl and my sister picked out my name at random. Maybe that’s what I’ll do after I get it down to 5 choices. I will let the universe decide. Then again maybe there is no wrong choice. I would have been okay with the name Natalie too. (My mother was a fan of Natalie Wood)