So here’s the thing.
I started this blog with the intention of using it to force myself to write. To hold myself accountable so that I would finish the book (and then write the next one!).
But it hasn’t really worked out that way.
I haven’t been using it as a motivator. I have actually been ignoring it completely. And the book along with it.
I have a great story to tell. But now this blog makes it obvious how long it’s taken me and how hard it is and how easily I let other things take precedence. It makes it obvious that I’m not a Type A who gets it all done.
I have been thinking I need to delete all the posts on the blog and move on. I’m still working on the book. Occasionally. This weekend I made some progress on those notes from the coach I hired 9 months ago. Nine months – just like that (snap your fingers for me, will you?). Poof!
However, I just went back and re-read all the posts, and for a while it was motivating, and I was making progress. I made a lot of progress and I got farther in the book than I would have had I not started this process.
So, for now, I am keeping the blog up. I may even start posting more regularly and get that motivation thing going again (it helps that the day job has slowed down a bit).
If nothing else I can practice my Russian by reading through the comments left by all the spammers who think I have a great site and want to sell me a variety of pharmaceuticals or porn. Yay.