Sunday, November 28, 2010
I am probably not alone in this either. Sometimes... Okay, a lot... Tasks come along and I look at them and think to myself,
"I can't do this!!! This is tooooo MUCH!! Why did I think I could??? This is an ImPoSsIbLe TASK!!! AH, the foolishness and arrogance of ME!!!"
And then I force myself to grit my teeth and begin the project. At least for the first little while, I am still berating myself...
"You Foool!! Now look what you have done!! I knew nothing good could come of this!!!!"
And then I get it done. And I am left blinking. I did it!! I knew I could. Why did I blow this out of proportion to begin with? That was simple! It's not like I was trying brain surgery or rocket science. Why did I freak out?
And then I do the same thing five minutes later.
Query letters and synopsis are great triggers for this method of thinking. I have been known to put myself through more edits in an attempt to avoid the dreaded query/synopsis.
And then I write them and wonder why I freaked out.
But I still... STILL do it every single time.
Do you have anything that you blow out of proportion or panic over that you are capable of?
Off to edit.
at 9:34 AM