A few months ago I wrote a first draft and set it aside. In the meantime I worked on a big revision. But now the first draft manuscript is next in my queue. And I'm terrified to open it up. I haven't so much as glanced at it since I wrote it, and I have no idea what I'm dealing with.
So, what have I done instead of working on that draft?
Suddenly it's become important to me for my home to be clean.
Suddenly it's become important for me to prune my rose bushes.
Suddenly it's become important for me to go through that stack of papers on my kitchen island.
Suddenly it's become important for me to bring out my label maker and organize stuff.
I know exactly what I'm doing. I'm totally procrastinating! Why? Fear, of course! Fear of not knowing how in the heck to fix it. But I know better than this. I know that the only way to fix it is to just dive in. So that's what I'm doing today. Diving in. And I'm excited to experience the story again, no matter the hurdles.
In preparation (and procrastination), I've re-read these previous posts about revision:
But wait...I need to prepare our tax information! Just kidding :D
Do you procrastinate when you're ready to begin a major revision? Or do you just dive in and go for it?