I just met with fellow Smackdowner Martha Brockenbrough, my favorite brilliant-funny author, for a morning of whipping our manuscripts into shape.
Not 10 pages into mine, I said, "Hey, we could be really bad and go to H&M instead of revising."
(Can you believe that??)
Martha said, "You are such a bad influence."
(And clearly a hypocrite, since here I'm trying to be a good influence!)
Talk about self-sabotage! And I swear, I'm not much of a shopper - it just somehow seemed preferable to revising this manuscript, which I supposedly love.
Fortunately, Martha saved me by offering an alternative: Get through 100 pages (she has a similar goal), and then we can go check out H&M. That inspired me through 30 more pages, and hopefully 30 more today before I have to go pick up You-Know-Who.
Smackdowners, what do you do to sabotage yourself, and how do you overcome it? Do tell!