Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Hey, Page 121 - It's ON
In fact, it's helped me procrastinate in new and exciting ways. I cleaned out a linen closet, shredded a mountain of junk mail, ate an entire bag of sour watermelons, and read two books in under a week. Page 121 has effectively knocked the wind out of any and all writing productivity. At one point this weekend, I walked away from my computer and started flossing my teeth.
My self imposed deadline is quickly approaching (71% finished!), so tonight I did what I had to do - what I should have done days ago instead of rearranging my cleaning supplies. I hit "print."
This isn't for everyone, but pen to paper just works for me. No blinking cursor, no easy access to my Google Reader - just pages that I can flip and fold while I read, and mark up with my happy blue pen.
Writing a book is one of the most mental things I've ever done, so I'll take whatever mind tricks get me through the painful parts. If all it takes is a little printer ink, then I'm in luck - and page 121 is going DOWN.