I Am Number Four…
And I’m not talking about the bad movie (based on the NYT Times Bestseller by Pittacus Lore – aka James Frey and Jobie Hughes) that hit the theaters less than a month ago, and is already available on Blue Ray. No, I’m referring to this blog. This is the fourth time in the last hour I’ve started my first Waterworld Mermaids blog, and I have drawn my line in the sand: this one will be the one…
So, prepare yourself. The number four has been my lucky number for more than three decades. Who knows what awe-inspiring blogging will happen in the paragraphs below. What key learnings (God, I hate that phrase…so corporate and annoyingly smug) will you walk away with in the five minutes it will take you to read my first Mermaid blog? (And being the optimist that I am, I assume you’re still reading).
Speaking of key learnings (if we must), what do you think you know about me from these two short paragraphs?
Clearly, I like movies … even bad ones when it comes to sci-fi, super-heroes and paranormal tales. And if you throw in a touch of other worldly magic –I’m hooked. Of course, I love books (writer), but I didn’t read the Frey/Hughes book).
But what else have you figured out about me? And yes, I’m asking the questions and giving you the answers – right away.
And yep, you got it.
I am a master of procrastination.
I think I need to Google this word ‘procrastination’.
Right under Wikipedia’s heartless definition (something about spineless waste of time, or something like that) is the definition I will run with, and I quote, “Procrastination and perfectionism often go hand in hand. Perfectionists tend to procrastinate because they expect so much of themselves…”
Whoops, I didn’t finish reading the whole thing before I cut and pasted it into the blog. The next part isn’t as uplifting as the first…something about fear of failure and generally being scared of success.
Cash money (slang:), we’ve heard this before—what if I finish the book? What if it is snatched up by the biggest, richest publishing house in the world, what will I do then?
I know… putting the egg before the chicken leads to procrastination and other ugly furies that keep us (me) from finishing my manuscript.
And you thought I wasn’t going to sink into a mournful pit of rhetoric about why I haven’t finished revisions on my manuscript.
Believe me. I tried not to go there. I really did.
Hey, it’s Friday!
Music: Jamiroquai – Little L