The Christmas season has come and gone and the New Year is upon us. My non-literary life has been busy, but I can’t come up with any more reasonable excuses to take time off from the hard work of writing, so I’ve been crafting guest blogs for various sites I’ve committed to.
I thought I’d slip a few posts in early, scheduling them for later this month. To my surprise, there were a number of posts already scheduled for three and even four months in advance. So that’s how the professionals do it.
Get busy and get it done!
I’m not a driven person, although I do have written goals and dreams that challenge me. A few of my goals for 2015 have forced me to look again at my schedule, my plan for accomplishing these goals. And the revelation is: I need to get busy and get it done. As a perfectionist, a careful starter, an obsessive finisher, I like to know where I’m going and whether or not it pays to start something right now. Okay, add “procrastinator” to that list. I need to get busy and get it done.
That’s what beginnings are all about. This year my aim is to begin. Not to over-think or rationalize or worry about finishing. Just begin and take it from there. Keep lists. Create new folders to hold random ideas. If I end up in a muddle, at least there’s more to work with than a blank screen/page.
I think I’ll adopt the motto of my five-year-old grandson: “Grandma, let’s just see what happens.”
Or the one I saw on Facebook this week: “Instead of saying, ‘Lord, I don’t know how I am going to do this,’ say, ‘Lord, I can’t wait to see how you do this.’” (©GodFruits.com)
Create some goals. Then get busy and get it done!
Blessings to you,
Janice L. Dick