Avoidance Techniques

So here’s a quick update. Just so you can’t say I didn’t give you one!

I’ve noticed I’m stalling. I’ve caught myself avoiding getting into revision right away (before tonight, I hopped right in tonight), and I know why. Fear, Insecurity, and Doubt. Yes, I know that capitalizing them like that is against the rules. Sue me. They deserve it.

I’m now 5 days past when I wanted to have this revision done so I could start the whole “send this puppy out to critique partners so they can rip me a new one” phase. Basically, the part of the process where I find out on some level just how bad it is and how much more work there is to do on it. The thought of that terrifies me. What if it’s crap. What if they laugh at me?

Well, I’ve decided two things.

  1. I’m not going to rush it, I’ll finish the revision when I finish it.
  2. I’m not going to drag my feet any more on it.
So, that’s all for this little update. Back at it!

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