1. We sprint headfirst into new things without looking at them from multiple angles.
2. We get distracted.
3. We make excuses and don’t know how to stop.
4. We don’t know how to prioritize projects.
5. We abandon works-in-progress the moment new ideas come along.
6. We’re kind of bad at stress management.
7. We manage our time terribly.
8. We let self-doubt block our progress.
9. We’re afraid of failing.
10. We’re afraid of succeeding.
11. We’re good at dreaming big, but not so good at separating big goals into smaller pieces.
12. We worry that we’re going to put a lot of time and effort into something and it won’t matter.
13. We need money but it feels weird asking for it so we procrastinate because confrontation is hard.
14. Oh, yeah, we also procrastinate. A lot.
15. And we also have commitment issues but it’s FINE.
Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a staff writer with The Cheat Sheet, a freelance editor and writer, and a 10-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.
8 thoughts on “Why We Make Writing Plans We Don’t Keep”
This is me, all of them are me! I’ve been working on a landing page for my freelance for about 2 weeks now and haven’t created a single page.
Ugh the struggle is real. :( Take it one sentence at a time! You can DO IT!
Haha… 🙂 I know the feeling…
<3 Us writers have to stick together, you know.
Stress management is probably one of my biggest issues, along with the age old “imposter” feeling.
Especially when another year passes but you feel like all that’s changed is your age.
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Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on why we make writing plans we don’t keep.