Friday, November 20, 2009

Type A

Okay, so I thought I would talk a little bit about my Type A personality trait since I have been labelled as an anomaly by one of my close friends. I have this need, drive, instinct, whatever you want to call it to do things NOW! Not later, not next week, NOW! When I get a form to fill out, I do it now. When I am asked to do something by my boss, I do it now. When I get a round of edits from my agent...I do it now!

So this week, as you may have picked up on the hint, I got my edits from my agent and completed them in one night. (Well, one night and a bit of the next day for checking over my changes) My agent told me not to kill myself, which I didn't, you can't kill yourself when you're the type of Type A that I am. I can't sit on a job, I have to do it immediately. Which is what happened with my edits.

I didn't rush it, I'm not one of those people who get the job done at the expense of the quality. I just work very, very efficiently. It's weird, I know, I recognize this and embrace it; I am an anomaly and I probably scare people a little.

That's not to say that I don't procrastinate on the occasion. I can talk myself out of writing quite easily in fact...which is really bizarre since I do love writing! That's why I have to set quotas for myself. Word counts for the week so that I have a goal to work towards. I never miss my quota.

So, I'm wondering, are you a Type A when it comes to your writing? Or do you procrastinate?

P.S. There's still a contest for everyone who comments, you are entered for a chance to win a copy of The Temptress at the end of the month!

And....yes, I did go on submission this week! In Canada anyway...U.S. is next week!

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm ... I *can* be Type A with my writing, but not most of the time. Honestly, I'm working toward being more like that. Like anything worth doing, writing can be difficult, and I'm easily distracted when I'm stuck. As such, I'm eternally working on setting a task and sticking to it. That way when I get an agent & editor, I can be sure I won't slack off.

    Yay for advance planning :D

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