This blog is supposed to be about a book project too

When I started this blog it was after I revealed on my personal blog about my depression problems. One of the biggest reasons, though, was the book project I am planning.

But I feel like I’m still planning. And planning. And planning some more.

I figure the first step is write the chapter about my own problems, which I actually did a few months back. But I hate what I wrote. It wasn’t personal enough. It was cold and without emotion, and dealing with these issues is full of emotion. It needs a thorough rewrite.

But I also need to figure out who else. Who else do I need to interview for this book? The point is each chapter would be devoted to one person’s story of struggle and how they overcome it every day. I know a whole bunch of people I can simply ask, and there are a few others in the world of “celebrity” status I’d also like to ask. Where do I go from here?

I think I need a better road map for this project, which just means more planning. And as someone who has been in journalism for more than a decade, planning can get in the way of the good. It’s a procrastination crutch. And it’s probably one of the biggest reasons I never finish projects like this I start.

And part of the reason I started this blog was to give myself a reason to finish. If everyone knows about it, I have to finish, right? It’s the public humiliation route.


About Jen

Jen is a social media producer and a local journalist at heart. When not trying to take over the journalism world she writes, takes lots of photos and roots on her beloved New York Rangers and Mets.


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