Today is confession day. I recently did a post about this on my TikTok. You know how other professionals tell you not to read the comments or google yourself? Well, I’m one of those. I admit that I google my own name and I search for my own books on Amazon. Why?
Well, when I’m having a down day there’s some kind of gratification that comes from seeing my own name in print. The other part is still in disbelief that I actually published anything. The many times that I threw out pages and pages of work or got stuck on the first few chapters is so many that I can’t believe that some of them actually made it to the publishing button. I suppose my shiny object syndrome doesn’t help either.
I’m the woman with a million ideas who tries to do them all at one time. A few get done but many of them are still sitting in a slush pile of my own making. I talk about not having enough time but the hard truth is that I need to allow myself to complete one idea before coming up with another list.
I guess this is the reason they have serial outliners, and addicted brainstormers. Those are the kind of AA groups I should have meetings with once a month. So, I do know how hard it is to get that book done. It’s part of my every day struggle. It’s also part of the reason I need a routine and prompts to keep my brain in line.
What do you do out there to stay focused? I’m curious to know other writer’s techniques and struggles. So please share in the comments. I’m hoping your answers and my sharing will help.
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