So, last night I laid in bed and one by one these things paraded in front of my clenched-shut eyes
- A workshop presentation on authors voice
- A young women's presentaion on Divine Nature
- A bio and blub for my authors voice presentation
- Do I know what author's voice is?
- three 10 page critiques
- 1 partially finished edit for a full manuscript for a freind
- 1 as of yet unstarted full manuscript edit for a freind
- An article on the grocery game for LDSneighborhood
- Author notes for Her Good Name (assuming it gets accepted)
- Acknowledgment, dedication and about the author for Her Good Name (assuming it gets accepted)
- Visiting teaching, two of my sisters are going to a new ward on Sunday because of a split and I haven't taken cookies yet. Everyone knows you can't leave on non-cookie terms.
I like my kitchen to be DONE, even though I know it will be messy again in 10.8 seconds. I like my laundry DONE, even though I know I'll just throw another load in in the morning. I like my grocery shopping DONE, and my lesson DONE, and my hair DONE. Whoever it was that said the journey was half the fun was baboon-butt-crazy. The joy for me is getting it DONE, and then I admit that it wasn't so bad, that it was cool figuring out the right way to put the bobby pins or that thegrocerygame is a bit of a high, but I see none of this until the task is DONE.
So this morning I woke up and amid all the heavy discouragement of the piled up tasks, I did something remarkable--I just did it. Well, most of it. I focused on the smaller tasks, the ones I knew I could complete and I dove right in.
I wrote out the notes, I finished the critiques, I wrote the blurb, compiled the presentation notes, did a rough draft of one presentations, wrote a particularly funny about the author. I submitted the articles, packaged a few eBay sales, took a shower, did my hair AND makeup (is it my husband's birthday?) And here I am about to take my kindergartener to school with all these DONE things to my credit. I am truly basking!
I still have the two full manuscript edits, but I'm making progress. I'm reminded of a quote from a former president and prophet of my church, Spencer W. Kimball
Do it right
Do it right now!