I just finished the first draft of my novel. So there’s that. Also, a link to share.
“For decades, psychological research has been able to explain procrastination as a functioning problem, not a consequence of laziness. When a person fails to begin a project that they care about, it’s typically due to either a) anxiety about their attempts not being “good enough” or b) confusion about what the first steps of the task are. Not laziness. In fact, procrastination is more likely when the task is meaningful and the individual cares about doing it well.”
I believe this 100%. That book I just finished drafting? I’ve been trying to write it for over ten years. I didn’t suddenly become less “lazy” in order to writing a complete draft in five months. I just finally was in a place where I wasn’t paralyzed by uncertainty and self-doubt.
Read more here.