Today's Tune: Frozen
What is it about procrastination that's so appealing?
I've been remaining more or less stagnant with my current WIP for a number of reasons, but the main one is, of course, laziness. Writing is work. I absolutely enjoy it, but it's HARD. Which, duh, right? It's so much easier to procrastinate and write low-pressure blog entries and forum posts than buckle down and try to make this story work.
I do happen to be a little stuck in my plot right now, but that's really no excuse. I know where I want to go, I'm just not quite sure how to get there. Doesn't change the fact that I need to GET there, though. I did rework my beginning today, but now I need to work on the end. Which will be the easy part, since I already know how it's ending, but I need to hammer out this last bit of middle first.
If I'm honest, I'd have to say that I'm also afraid of failure, of course. I'm afraid this story is going to be finished, and it's going to be wretched. I don't mean "the first draft always sucks" wretched, I mean "why did I even think this was a cool or interesting idea in the first place" wretched. Ah, the self-esteem of the writer.
As always, I just need to get over it.
Why do you procrastinate?