But I don’t wanna do it!

I have “to do” lists up the wazoo.

I have a list on the wall at work, detailing 10 stories I’m supposed to be working on. I really haven’t started most of them, except for calling and emailing and just trying to get people to talk to me. I should be a professional appointment scheduler, I’m really good at it. Of course, I have NOTHING to do right now because everything I do involves waiting on other people.

I have a list of places I can’t bring myself to call yet. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s laziness. Maybe it’s just that I’m not sure what I’m doing yet. But these numbers sit here and look at me.

I have a list that I’m starting for what I need to be doing out of work. All of it involves writing. Quering literary agents (AGAIN) and trying to get represented. That’s a lot more work than it looks because now I’m into the realm of people who don’t take email queries, which means printing out letters, approperiate materials, SASE and all that crap and making sure it gets into the right envelope. And then mailing it priority.

I also need to query more magazines. See above, just instead of my book I’m peddling, it’s my writing. I haven’t had much luck yet, but I’ve only sent a few.

As the rejections for my book keep coming in, I think that maybe I need to reread the first 50 pages. Maybe they suck. Or are confusing. Maybe I need to get started on this second book that I just can’t make myself do.

The problem is that Pregnant SJ is one lazy mofo. Being creative and fictitious is hard for me. Reading? Hell, I don’t do that anymore. I think it’s all because I have No Attention Span Whatsoever.

Oh well. Back to checking my email.

One Response to “But I don’t wanna do it!”

  1. James
    March 2nd, 2004 16:08

    Ummm, what exactly is a wazoo?

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