Now that it's summer and all my kids are home (except my college age) I hear a lot of, "I don't want to do chores." "That will take me allllll daaaaaay." "Why do we have to work on summer vacation? Vacation means no work."
And I think to myself I am just that way when it comes to my writing sometimes. "I don't want to revise that." "Fixing that plot hole will take me alllll daaaaay." "Why do I have to work so hard at researching? Fiction writing means I can just make it all up."
Of course, as a mother I watch as my children start their chores and realize it only takes about half an hour or so to finish a chore once they dig in. And then they realize once the work is done they can take the rest of the day for their vacation and doing the things they want to do.
As a writer, I realize that once I get into it, the revising seems to go smoothly and the plot hole I thought was so big was only just a crack and I can fix it without a lot of trouble. And once my research is done, I can do the fun stuff.
It all comes down to the just get started rule. Just get started and before you know it, it's fun and done.
How do you deal with the writer's whiny voice when it starts to echo in your head?