Monday, October 15, 2012

Peer Pressure

This. Is. It. This is the week that I will finally tackle those looming revisions. The ones I've been putting off for over a month. The ones my agent asked me for two weeks ago.

Oh, sure, I've had good reason to put off this daunting task. Recently retired, I've been working on finding the balance and routine that come with this new stage of life. In addition, I have family responsibilities, classes to prepare for and teach...lots of good reasons to procrastinate.

The best one, perhaps, is that the last chunk of pages that I revised mysteriously disappeared. One afternoon when we were at the beach, I sat by the pool and powered through several chapters. Then, I brought them home, and set them aside. I finally uncovered them a couple of weeks ago, and I was delighted to see them...despite the fact that my last excuse for not revising disappeared when they reappeared.

So, I'm taking drastic measures. I'm going public. I am telling you all that this is the week I'm doing it. I will have pages to submit to my group in two days, even if they're only the pages I revised at the beach.

So, if you're reading this, please help me out. Leave a comment or come find me on Facebook and ask me how many pages I've revised. If I'm still procrastinating (no matter how productively), I won't like reading your message, but in the end, I will thank you.

If you're feeling really supportive, perhaps you'll join me by tackling something you've been putting off.  And if you do, please leave me a comment or find me on Facebook. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain.


Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Go for it. You put it out there so you have to do it.

Lisa Lawmaster Hess said...

Yep - exactly why I did so, Susan! Got two chapters done, am taking a break and returning after I do some other necessary things.

Kittie Howard said...

You go, girl! You can do this. I keep pumping myself up as Chapt. 8 needs the red pen.

dolorah said...

I will join you in your revision goal. I need to revise the first about 5 pages of my novel. Not a lot of revision; but how hard it is to just sit and do it. So, I took Wednesday morning off the day job so I can "git er done!"

I hope you are making progress Susan.