Need To Put It Out There.

Okay, kids. I am trying to help an old high school friend write a book about how to learn Japanese. I didn’t say much about it, because I thought, “What if it’s awful? What if I can’t do it?”

But having neglected the project for a month (Yes, a month!) I am changing tactics. I am telling The Internets (and all three of you who read this thing) that this is what I am doing. Because then I won’t have an excuse to procrastinate because someone will know that I am a slackass.

That is all.

4 Comments to “Need To Put It Out There.”

  1. By Arwen, October 24, 2006 @ 3:27 pm

    Bite sized pieces.
    Whenever I’m feeling procrastinatey due to overwhelmedness, which is often, I just make weenie teensie goals.
    Research first; the research often but not always makes the rest of it feel less overwhelming…

  2. By Beth, October 24, 2006 @ 6:08 pm

    For me the first goal is to sit down and work at it for 10 minutes. Once I get over the hurdle of actually starting, I usually can stick to it for more than 10, but I have to let myself bail after 10 if I really want to or I won’t trust me next time.

  3. By gen, October 25, 2006 @ 5:33 pm

    Small little pieces. Talking about it always helps me, especially if I am stumped. This doesn’t require an audience, Sabine, gen in the mirror and the dust mites have all heard me ramble on about what I am thinking. I find that hearing it somehow makes it more real than just thinking in in my head.

    Of course, I also practice my awards speech right afterwards,and/or my interview for writing/doing some amazing feat.

  4. By Liz, October 27, 2006 @ 12:46 am

    Thanks, all. Small increments it will be. Possibly some in-the-mirror cheerleading.

    On the other hand, after a month, he may think I am a non-starter. In which case, too bad for me.

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