I woke up one morning this past January and decided it was time to get serious about losing weight and finishing the book.
First of all, I have been carrying around ten extra pounds for years until they magically morphed into twenty extra pounds.
Second, over the past seven years I have written and rewritten my book of nursing stories. And I have written and rewritten the first chapter at least five times, not counting changing from past tense to present tense and back again. Furthermore, I hadn’t followed any of the many outlines I generated because I was constantly changing the structure of the book.
Why I decided that particular morning to stop procrastinating baffles me. However, I don’t intend to waste precious time analyzing why as long as I continue to make advancements.
What I have accomplished so far:
- Engaged my friend and mentor, Carol Henderson, to monitor my progress and coach me to succeed. There is nothing like having to be accountable to someone.
- Met my first month’s goal by writing three new stories.
- Developed a working outline of the complete book, which I intend to follow.
- Set a date for completing the draft: September 1, 2012.
By the way, I have lost ten pounds.
What is it you have been putting off?
Great post! Pretty good report card! Spurs me on! Thanks, Michele
I am happy to spur you on!
You are an inspiration to us all, Marianna. Onward and upward.
And you didn’t mention that you’re also posting regularly to your blog.
Thanks for your kind words.
I’m limping behind you–whittling away at those pesky ten pounds. Good for you! And I look forward to celebrating with you, big time, when your book gets published!
And I’m limping behind you in getting a book published. We have lots to celebrate in the future!
I have been putting off….finding a new yoga class. It’s been over two years since I decided to find a new class. Ok Marianna, the brochure is on my desk. Time to get serious. Thanks for the nudge!
Glad to supply the nudge, Jane.
Marianna! Followup—I went to yoga class! Oh, I was sore the next day. But class is now on my calendar and I am just going to do it. Thanks again. Now I have to decide what I am afraid of…..
Congrats for doing your yoga. Now you are an inspiration to me!