I am a late bloomer. I am usually behind on the major things in life, like my 12-year college career and graduation at age 30. It took me so damn long to graduate from college, I graduated from online university…We barely had the internet when I graduated high school! I then didn’t bother to go to Boston to pick up my diploma. #WriteMotivation and completing a novel shall be no different.
So it took me until the 9th day of September to begin work completing my outline and character notes. To my surprise, the writing came through me, though it was only 400+ well-thought-out words. I would add to my notes, then review them. Each time, I discovered that I was actually paraphrasing an idea I’d written down long ago. I took this as a sign that the ideas are more firmly ensconced in my head than I thought they were. I’ll blow through this process a little faster now. That feels great!
In my defense, it’s not all procrastination. I am working on starting a Reiki business in the next six months so I am busy planning that and practicing on friends. I am also doing odd things like gracing billboards.