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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Down the Rabbit Hole.

I am a sucker. I know better. I really do, so why do I continue to do it.
“I’ll just pop onto the internet and quickly update my blog and check out some steampunk pics. It won’t take long… Then I will do some writing.”
Famous last words?

Maybe I should have just posted my blog entry and foresaken the internet for the day. Oh, no. I took a little peak. Curiouser and curiouser.

Then fell headlong into the rabbit hole. It was some hours before I realised had comletely ignored the delicious food on the table that beckoned: “eat me.”  It was a late lunch for me. (Don’t even get me started on Pinterest! No, seriously. Don’t let me.)

What I did find was some gob-smacking amazing steampunk art. I now have a new wallpaper on my computer. I am hoping, next time I fire up my computer, this will inspire me to do some writing (and not entice me to go spelunking again).

Thank goodness for the weekly writers’ race , which threw me a rope so I could climb back up the rabbit hole and face my real world. If I do not write, there is no completed manuscript. Like Alice, I need to stop trying to avoid things.

Sometimes I find it so puzzling that I try to find ways to procrastinate, when writing is something I love doing. Even more ironic is that I will start writing (yep, I said writing ) my blog, or some research notes or… anything but my story manuscript.

Maybe is is just the fear of rejection - What if I embarrass myself? If I don’t finish, then there is nothing for people to not like/hate/laugh at. Then I come full circle. If I do not write, there is nothing.

Deep breath. I shall face my fears. I am off to write.

Manuscript Word Progress: Update: I have hit the 20% mark!
Revised Words: 
At 1st draft only:
Total Words:  

Down the Rabbit Hole.

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