Good morning, World 🙂
Out of all the steps we must take to complete a project, there is one, in particular, that has presented a longtime obstacle to me since the moment I had begun to create… And that step is finishing what I’ve started.
There’s something so daunting about knowing that the last page is near, or knowing that the final ten minutes of my yoga session are ticking by on the clock, and soon, my morning practice will draw to a close. Whether my hands are on the keyboard or I’m spread out on the mat, I can’t help but notice an invisible resistance tugging at me from the inside, urging me to quit. I tell myself “Come on, that’s good enough. We’re almost done, anyway.”
But this is a trick.
If I were done, my alarm would have gone off. My story would be finished. I would be able to honestly type the words “The End.” And until I have wrung every last bit of juice from these pieces of fruit, there’s still work to be done there, and it must be completed.
“Who are you to think that you can actually finish something?” says Imposteur Syndrome, tracking dirt all over my yoga mat with a sneer. “What makes you think that you are ever going to stop being a phony, faux-writer loser and publish another book?”
Ah, now that’s the stuff.
You’d think that the fact that I’ve already published a book would be enough to shut this voice up, but alas, there it is, in all of it’s doubtful glory, ready and willing to sabotage my efforts. I must be near the end, because that’s when I experience self-doubt the most… When I’m on the home stretch. When I’m so damn near to completing my next book that I’m practically stumbling across the finish line.
The first draft of my next book, The Wolves Beneath Paris (formerly working titled “Deeper,” haha) is now 75% done. I’m getting there. I’m actually getting there. And I can hear the call of anti-wisdom on the breeze, telling me to lay down my pen and work on something else.
Let’s honor the tasks we set before ourselves by seeing them through until the very last moment, the very last word.
Trust yourself to finish the challenge before you.
P.S. I’ve started serializing my book “Warmth: A Paranormal Romance Novella” on wattpad! If you’d like to help this book rise to the top of the list, click here, then click on the little star button in the corner. Thanks a million 🙂