I can’t believe it, January has flown by superfast. We are one month down now. I had completely forgotten the IWSG post this month, but my dear pals Donna Hole and Alex Cavanaugh reminded me about it in their blog posts. Thank God for these two sweet bloggers.
For those who have not yet joined IWSG, I would urge them and ask them to join as soon as they can. IWSG is the Insecure Writers Support Group, which meets (or posts) on the first Wednesday of every month. We writers talk of our insecurities, fears, anxieties and doubts and help, support and encourage each other. IWSG was started by Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh. Check out the IWSG website.
My worry this month is that I have succumbed to procrastination where my current work-in-progress is concerned. I am doing everything (correcting my students’ assignments, writing newspaper features, even checking my FB and emails,) but when it comes to researching for my current woes, I am getting lazy.
I have written several chapters, planned many more, thought about giving each stray dog a distinctive personality etc, but I have not sat down and researched anything. I am not one of the world’s best researchers. I am the sort who starts writing as soon as I get an idea. Infact, many times I start writing as soon as a tiny seed of an idea jumps into my head. For most of my previous books, I hardly did any research.
I hope I can overcome this problem. I would like to research about cats and dogs (my main characters). I keep telling myself that I should stop writing and spend some time researching so that I get all the animal facts and behaviour right.
Does anyone else have this research procrastination problem? How do you overcome it?
P.S. From 4th Feb to 10th Feb, my good friend Alex Cavanaugh’s book CassaFire is available for 99 cents on Amazon. Don’t miss this wonderful chance to buy his super amazing book. Here is the link to buy CassaFire on Amazon.