But even if I had earned one...I'd have to give it back these days because my procrastination in almost everything I do has earned me a negative hundred-plus gold stars. Yes, I'm busy. Yes, I have kids. Yes, I have a full-time job. Yes, I have a 70 pound dog who thinks he's small enough to sit in my 6 year-old's lap with ease and acts like a garbage-disposal-like-goat but is actually ADHD with severe anxiety and all puppy. And yes, I have this excuse and that excuse, and even the one I haven't thought of yet. But seriously...excuses are just that. EXCUSES! (Stupid, ugly E word.)
So, here's my plan to get three things in my life back on track (and I need a volunteer or two to help keep me accountable):
- Get my blog posts caught up. By my count, I have 19 book blurb reviews to write. 19!! I haven't written any since July of last year. SAD! I also have 5 drafts started on different posts on writing, and 2 additional posts drafted on craft projects I worked on in April. AND I also have a crazy bunghole-load of randomness posts in mind. I need a plan to get these caught up. Any ideas?
- Must. Finish. Book. I'm on my fifth rewrite/draft of my teen witch story and I hit that "I'm stuck" middle-stage yet again. I've said it before and I'll say it 500 more times...I hate middles. Despise them. They shouldn't be hard at all, but yet, I get held up there all the time. I need someone who can hold me accountable to writing deadlines. Someone who will push me and make me finish. Volunteers?
- Keep Reading. I've been on a bit of a reading spree, having read 11 books in the last 3 months. I'm finally making a dent in my TBR pile and I have a pile of 6 more that I want to attack before summer is over. Anyone feeling a read-a-thon coming on?