"My Something Special," I mentioned the "Glamour Magazine" essay contest; which I've known about for at least a month and a half, and yet with a September 15th 11:59pm deadline looming; I still haven't subnitted my essay.
The topic is "My Real Life Story" and so I'm finally penning the saga of how Luis and I met. I have to say that I find it ironic that I haven't been able to complete the essay when I'm writing a story that I've told a million times; but I suppose that's just it ~ it's a story that I've TOLD a million times and not one that I've written before. And it's such a wonderful and important story, that I just want it to be perfect.
A couple of weeks ago I started writing the essay in my head and I WAS ON A ROLL; but I was in bed, and it was late; so I didn't get up to write it down; and to quote Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman," (say it with me;) "BIG Mistake; HUGE!!" I should have gotten up right then and there and I would have been done weeks ago. Instead I waited and when I sat down to write last week, I just didn't haven't it goin on. A few days later, my kids all had dental check ups, so I took a notebook with me, so that I could write while I was waiting. I was able to write a better intro than I had in my first attempt but it wasn't until tonight that I was able to sit down and work on it again.
Well, I'm very happy to say that I'm ALMOST done. The story is written, now I just need to edit; but Queen of OVER ANALYZING that I am; editing can take as long as writing the submission did; if not longer; and I'm running out of time.
I am REALLY determined NOT to let this opportunity pass me by. Even if I don't win, at least I'll know that I tried; because one thing's for sure, if I DON'T enter, then it would be impossible for me to win and like these odds better.
I think it's very important to learn something new everyday and today's lesson has been an extremely, valuable one. It's never a good idea to wait till it's down to the wire to do something (especially something that's important to you.) This isn't news to me. I don't let my kids procrastinate; and I shouldn't either. I need to walk the walk not just talk the talk. And I NEED to edit my essay.
Till next time...
Queen of EVERYTHING