For the past few weeks I have been participating in a 45 day writer’s workshop called Get It Done. Basically, participants are challenged to write a tiny book from start to finish within 45 days. The following is an intimate snapshot of my internal dialogue.
PG13 for strong language:
Forty-five days! No problem. I have like 12 books in me and ready to go. I just need to sit down. (buys a new chair at Office Depot)
This is so fun! I’ve cleaned my desk; blocked out time in my work schedule; signed in to my Get It Done chat forum and left positive messages for five people. (new chair causes sciatica)
Oh shit! This book is not coming along. I’m not ready. Ugh! Who am I to write this book? I’m good at talking, not writing. (throws away 15 pages and pivots to a new topic)
(ignores social platform of other writers) (ignores writing coach’s invitation for help) (applies arnica to what seems like the onslaught of carpal tunnel)
OMG! Am I writing a channeled book? No. No. I can’t do that. I’m a writer. That’s what this is about. A channeled book is not literature! (throws away 12 pages of channeled writings)
I have adult onset ADHD. I need an online quiz to prove it. Chocolate. Where’s the chocolate?
I know what the problem is: I am a morning writer! I’m just too tired to write at night. (hits snooze 12 times)
This is the hardest thing I have ever done. I’m not moody, I just need 15 hours of sleep a night or I don’t function well. (writes for 15 minutes and then takes a bath - for the second time in one day)
(nearly hyperventilating) This is crazy. I am co-authoring a book about spirit guides with a...SPIRIT GUIDE! This is not the book I thought I was going to write. This is the book that is being written. I have two days to go before the first draft needs to be edited. I wonder where I can get an ice cream sandwich.
The saga continues…
If all goes well, I will have published my first tiny book on October 15, 2021. Stay tuned for details.