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Ms. Procrastination

Fear. It’s what’s for breakfast.


Hi Everyone!
I hope you are having a good week so far ;o) So, I’m having an issue – surprise right? Ha. What is it, Erica? Well, I’m going to tell you.

Fear.

No not fear in the writing itself, but fear of writing. But, Erica, you’re afraid to write, that’s absurd.

It is. I agree. Here’s the thing. I don’t know what I’m afraid of… maybe I do. Here are my theories.

  • I’m actually afraid to complete a story because then I’ll have to entertain the idea of this being real
  • I’m afraid of finishing it because then I *may* be in a position to find an agent, publish etc. You know the normal paranoia ( by the way I had to spell that word like three times, then still had to look it up – pathetic.) LOL
  • I’m afraid it’s going to suck
  • I’m afraid I’ll find out this isn’t what I’m supposed to do
  • I’ll find out I’m a no talent hack
  • Yeah that about covers it. You know what the crazy thing is though? I love the story, I love writing it and I have no idea why I put it off sometimes, but I’m guessing it’s one of those reasons above.

    Now, I’m not going to ask you if you feel fear, I mean, come on… we all have those moments. I do know that. What I’d like to know, is how you deal with it. Do you put things off like ole Ms. procrastination over here? Or do you fight those thoughts off and plow through?

    So… I couldn’t have a post without mentioning the great news buzzing in the blogisphere! The awesome, sweet and talented Shannon Messenger over at Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe has acquired an agent!! Not just any agent the fabulous Laura Rennert with Andrea Brown Lit. *Squeeeeeeee* If you haven’t already, go on over and congratulate her!!

    What fabulous news! *throws confetti*

    Well that’s my time!

    Have a great rest of the week – see you on Friday for the featured blog ;o)

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    Idea Bank – Make a Deposit!


    Hi ya!
    I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted something other than a featured blog – which is cool with me – cause I LOVE promoting other blogs!

    I am sorry, I know you’re just dying to hear what I’ve been doing with my time. [insert sarcastic comment].

    Well, the truth?

    Not much. I mean not much writing wise. I’ve started exercising and getting to know our new pooch Freddie, but I’ve been a bad writer. LOL

    Okay, maybe not that bad, I’ve been Beta-ing for a close friend. Which is great. Her story is fabulous, so it’s a nice break from NOT revising. Just call me Ms. Procrastination.

    I digress. The point please Ms. Procrastination. Okay, Being away from my WIP has given me some great ideas – new stuff for a new story and new ideas for my current one. So really, it’s been a great break.

    Wanna hear about my new story idea? Aw, come on… Welp, this idea came because I was watching American Idol – yeah I know- sue me. I was singing a song – Like ya do. And I thought – I want to be in a band. Yeah, I know at my age – I mean I’m *cough* year’s old. Then “ding ding,” *insert light-bulb – only the good kind that lasts forever – what are they called? Energy Efficient or something.* I don’t really have to join a band (even though that would be like the coolest thing ever) I could write about joining one, or about how a daughter deals with a mom that joined one. Then the ideas came flying all the possibilities.

    So, that’s what I’ve been doing. Exciting huh? Oh I’ve been trying to get over this darn pink eye too, and trying to bowl. Key word “trying.”

    So any new ideas you want to share, have the ideas been spinning for you or are you at a stop? Are you watching AI this year? I have to admit it’s not as good as some of the other years, but I do have some favorites… Siobhan rocks. So does Crystal ;o)

    See ya on Friday for the featured blog – It’s going to be a surprise – in truth – I haven’t picked it yet…LOL Remember, Ms. Procrastination…

    Anyhoo, have a great rest of the week folks!

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