Self Sabotage


I hate editing…..with a passion 😦 lol

But…..I know it’s got to be done.

So this article will come in handy today I’m sure πŸ˜‰

I spent yesterday continuing to type up some more short stories and today I will try to do some editing. The plan is to have at least 2 or 3 pieces ready to send out on Monday. Not too sure that’s gunna happen lol πŸ˜‰

So along with editing, I was reading about self sabotage last night, and that a lot of the time we don’t even realise we’re doing it….for example:

Comparing your writing to others I am so guilty of this.
Allowing others needs & wants to get in the way of your writing time Easy to do when you have a family.
Stopping when it gets hard or you get stuck How many unfinished pieces have I got exactly?
Setting your standards & goals too high Perfectionism?
Thinking that if a piece is rejected it means you’re no good A classic….anyone who’s had a rejection letter will know exactly what that feels like.

A few times recently I’ve just thought, shall I just jack this all in? Is writing really for me?

The prompt about the counting breaths turned into a story about a heavily pregnant woman who’s fiancΓ© is in the army, posted to Afganistan, but my mind went blank on yesterday’s one about the skin on her cheek. Today’s one is driving a gravel road which instantly brought back some childhood memories πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “Self Sabotage

  1. Thanks for sharing. Don’t give up – I’m trying my hand a poetry at the moment, and I’m a bit frustrated by the quality of what I’ve produced. But, I’m determined to improve. Perfectionism can be a curse.


  2. Editing isn’t a strong point of mine. I’ve finished multiple stories of varying lengths, but have only started editing on (that isn’t even close to being finish because I quit working on it).

    I’m guilty of many of those forms of self-sabotage. The first is the worst though. Comparing is dangerous, but I seem to do it anyway. As long as it doesn’t stop me from writing, I can work through the terrible feelings later. Nice post. πŸ˜€


  3. Vikki, editing can be just a pain but in the end comes the blessing of success. Don’t give up your dreams are around the corner, coming true for you. I will stand beside you as they do and share success with the world just for you not giving up. xxoo Jackie


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