This is part of a series of posts for Reverb10 -- an online event to promote reflecting and manifesting. To read all of the posts in this series, just click on the "reverb10" tag over there on the right.
What do I do each day that doesn't contribute to my writing? That's easy.
I waste time.
I am a professional procrastinator. It's a shame I don't get paid for it, because if I did I'd be rolling in the dough. Procrastination for me is a safety mechanism, I think. I'm afraid of failure, but I'm afraid of success even more. That subject, however, is for another blog post (or three).
How do I waste my time? I spend way too much of my time checking email and Facebook and Twitter and FoxNews and Google Reader. And when I've exhausted those avenues, I take a nap. Or I read. Or I organize. Anything goes when it comes to finding something to do other than write.
Can I eliminate those time wasters? Sure I can! But the question here for me is will I.
One of my goals for 2011 is to make more time for my writing. Blogging here is a good start for me. If I can make it through the month of December -- and I'm going to try really hard! -- that will be a great sign. Then I can get back to work on editing my novel and getting started on the next one I have outlined.
So, here's to eliminating those time wasters that are holding me back, and not making any contributions to my goals. Let's be clear -- I'm not going to eliminate them altogether. But the time I spend on them will be cut drastically! :)