Category: Request Invitation to Book Signing

Finished a whole chapter of my book!

Finished a whole chapter of my book!


Today I had a meeting with our team and agreed that I would write a lot more parenting and education content for them to use.
As I was leaving the meeting I was thinking that the promise I made sounded a lot like the things I say I will do but never get around to it. I have a very nasty habit of thinking that I can do more than I actually can do. What do they call it? Over-promise and Under-deliver? I don’t mean to, I just think I’m better than I actually am I guess – a distorted self-image. And I have no shortage of plans and wonderful ideas I want to bring to life, so I know I could do it, I’m just bad a realizing exactly how much time I have in one day, and how many things fit in that time. 🙂
So I left thinking “You promised Natacha, so you better deliver. Don’t screw this up because they are counting on it.” followed by “merde…” – pardon my French.
Writing is always my intention. I know what I want to write, I know how to write it and I want to write it, but somehow, the end of the day comes and I wrote nothing.
The problem, I think, is that it’s such a creative process that I tend to wait for when I really feel like writing, which is not very often. It’s a lot easier to answer e-mails, you don’t have to feel inspired.
I realize now that instead of waiting for the perfect moment, I have to make it an unavoidable part of my day. Inspiration or no inspiration, I have to make it a routine, or else I will keep postponing it and postponing it until the day ends.
Fortunately, I am already very good with doing the most important things first, the ones that will move the needle forward, and make us better every day. All I have to do is add my writing as a part of my already pretty full day.
That’s for me to think about tomorrow. Today, I celebrate that I forced myself to sit down and write a part of my book, and I did it. I finished a whole chapter when all I aimed for was 10 minutes of writing. The chapter took a lot longer than 10 minutes, I just kept going. The only hard part was starting. I hadn’t touched my book in at least two months, so when I first opened it, I found the order of the chapters and all the files I had created to follow the order I had envisioned, SO complicated, that I wanted to close it immediately and give up. I’m so glad I didn’t! 🙂
Tomorrow i will figure out where to put writing in my daily plan, and hopefully I will be much more inclined to getting started once I make it a daily habit.
Yay! A whole chapter!1-day-ill-write-a-book

Request an invitation to Natacha’s book signing!




Request an invitation

Would you like to receive an invitation to the signing of Natacha’s new parenting book? If so, simply contact us at connect@cefa.ca or complete the form below.