Friday, November 13, 2009

Battle of Wills


I'm having a battle of wills.

With myself.

The thing is I have a book due soon. It must get finished. Yet...

My nesting instincts are kicking in. They do that every a) fall and b) time I have a book due. Without fail. Everywhere I look around the house I see a potential project. The bathrooms need serious help. The boys' rooms need work. The laundry room. The 15 year old carpet is showing its age.

I went to Home Depot yesterday and spent 30 minutes looking at bathroom vanities. Mind you, I KNOW nothing can be done around the house until my book is done. I couldn't help myself. I wrote down serial numbers, checked out tile. I'm dreaming of new floors and having nightmares that I'll never get this book finished.

I recognize that my whole nesting issue is one big procrastination technique. But so far I'm winning the battle. I've written over 40 pages this week and didn't buy a single gallon of paint. But who am I kidding? I'm only writing faster so I can tackle my home improvements.

Whatever works, right? Are you dreaming of any around-the-house projects?

~heather