Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Just Bloody Well Show Up

This ain't rocket science. It ain't science at all. It is cause and effect. If I sit down and work for an hour every day I'll be finished this revision in eleven days. Period. Then I can ship it off to the ms doctor and we can see where we're at then. At a certain point I'll be done. Yes. I'll be done. Not sort of done, or shelved for later - but done until someone who wants to buy it tells me different. That certain point will come sooner than later if I put my arse in my chair and finish this revision.

I've begun again.

The magic of those ordinary, everyday words. I've begun again.


6 comments:

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Showing up to work-- even when you work "for yourself" as writer is essential! Right now I only show up for 30 minutes a day as I'm working on a new book, but I set the timer and show up for that 30 minutes.

Margot Kinberg said...

I love that attitude, Jan! Just be there. Just write. It's the most vital first step, and it helps you break through the 'I can't do this' wall...

Melissa Marsh said...

It's such a simple concept: just do it. Yet we inevitably find every excuse in the book NOT to do it. I'm trying to be more disciplined in this area, too (I quit doing Twitter and FB after 5 p.m. to focus on my novel).

Best of luck in getting your revisions done!

Liza said...

We are all in charge of ourselves. We are the boss. And yes, we must listen to that inner boss say "Get to it." Sounds like you are nearing the end. Hooray!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I hear you. There are so many distractions that I let keep me from finishing my revision. Got to get serious with #amwriting.

Susan Scott said...

aarrrghhh, showing up for one's self. Am about to begin, but first another cup of coffee. Good vibes Jan - those revisions - but so worth it.