I did the thing.
I have been procrastinating, and I finally forced myself to stop procrastinating.
I opened up my file, and began typing.
I didn’t get much done, but I got some done, and that’s good enough.
Actually, I got more done than usual. I have been writing one paragraph at a time, and tonight I wrote about 6.
I have no deadline, so I’m not worked up about how much I do or don’t write. I just know I need to write.
I also have a sort of outline for this writing. I don’t really like outlines. To me, once I’ve written the outline, I don’t want to write the thing. It’s like, I’m done. But this time, well it’s not really an outline, but I’m finding when I run out of ideas I go to it and pick up the next topic. Writing is progressing.
I just heard about a really cool index card method, too. You make notes in the book as you read it and mark the pages (I would have to use sticky markers) and then a week or so later go back and transfer each item that still seems relevant to an index card. Use correct citations. Because then you can physically organize the cards by topic and you don’t have to remember where you read it. Sounds like a cool way to write a book or paper. I’ll have to try it sometime. Like, for a year, to have a variety of information to work from.
So this is my way of patting myself on the back for making the effort.
Because I am not ready to share the project, but getting over procrastination is huge!