Okay, so yesterday I was really in the groove. Sure, I woke up at 3am and ended up taking 3 short naps throughout the day, but I also wrote 2K words, did some writerly work on the query process, and read a bit more in Le Morte d'Arthur - taking notes for my super sekrit project. It felt good.
Hubs and I have been talking about stuff - trying to figure out how to get ahead in our chosen endeavors. We hashed some things out, which is what led to my renewed commitment to resolution #2 - take my work more seriously. As well as leading to yesterday's groovy-ness. It's time to walk the path and not just talk about it. So that's what I'm going to do - hit both the writing and the business aspect of publication with renewed vigor.
Which led me to a hint of disappointment last night. I had the opportunity to beta read a new book for an author I love (who's also a really awesome person), but I had to be honest with her about these commitments I've made to myself. I mean, part of me wants to drop everything and just read her book. Cuz like damn and whoa how awesome would that be?? But tanking on my goals the day after I make them and actually did what I said I was going to do would unravel everything. On the upside, she said to get back to her when my schedule frees up - and I agreed because she really does deserve my full attention. And as I was apologizing and admitting my regret, it occurred to me that if I had gotten off my ever-widening ass and worked last month, I would've had this rewrite knocked out by now and I would have the time I need to beta read.
Let that be a lesson to me - do your work when you have the time so you can grasp opportunity when it shows its handsome face.
Yeah, pretty much what my mom told me years ago about my procrastinatory behavior. Mom always was right. Why I couldn't see it back then is beyond me. ;o)