We all know that I love, really love, Yellow Bike.
I love it.
But I’ve gotten about halfway through the first revision, and I’m at a stand-still.
Not because the plot sucks or the characters suck or I suddenly hate everything- I just can’t bring myself to revise.
I can’t make myself sit up in my office for the one, two, even three hours I have “free.”
I put free in quotes because, as we all know, I can always find things to do if I want to. And I’ve done them all. The last time I procrastinated I rearranged my bedroom furniture. This time, I’ve gotten really into napping. Like serious napping. I can nap with the best of them.
I have awesome critique partners who want to read it. That doesn’t make me care.
I have a book I believe in, and I really think it will sell. That doesn’t make me care.
I even have a dog who runs up the steps to my third floor office every time we walk by (it’s his favorite room). Even that doesn’t make me care.
So here’s a shout-out to all my writer friends:
Help! Inspire me! How do you get your butt in your chair when you’d rather be a champion napper?