Getting started is always the hardest part for me.
I was just telling my husband how I’d almost finished a dreaded work project yesterday. This project is supposed to be done quarterly, but it ends up more like twice a year. For months, it looms before me, feeling overwhelming. I procrastinate. The deadline arrives and passes. I’m filled with guilt. I get paralyzed. Then I finally force myself to make an appointment with the person who works with me on this project. We sit together, figure a few things out, and suddenly I’m off and running.
It’s the same right now with my query letter and synopsis for my novel. They’re written. A writer friend critiqued them for me. I need to make an hour or two of edits, and then I’m ready to send them off to an agent. I have my first agent in my submission process all picked out already. But I’m overwhelmed. Paralyzed. Not sure I can do it.
I just need to get started. NOW. I’m telling you this so that I will actually do it. Like I said: NOW.