Production Plan Complete

So, production plan complete – cool. The hard part now is following it. I’ve had plenty of plans in the past that haven’t gone, well…according to plan. This one time I came up with an intricate plan to eat healthier in preparation for my high school basketball season. I made a day-by-day schedule with exact foods, portions, recipes – the whole nine yards. After spending quite a bit of time on this plan, including a fair amount of research, it lasted about five days until a couple of my friends asked if I wanted to join them at Chipotle (I did). So, the question remains, how can I go about not repeating this same mistake? How can I stick to the plan – what could be the potential “delicious burrito” of this project? I know things won’t go exactly accordingly – they’ll be some bumps in the road – but I desperately need to avoid this terrible tendency I have to procrastinate.

On to what I’m most confident in. I’m most assured of my concept – that it’s interesting, has merit, and will translate pretty well into fiction writing. I won’t get into it in-depth, but I’m writing about chaos theory/randomization and the effects it has on everyday life. The more I think about it, and the more research I do, the more fascinated I am by it. So – that’s good. On to the worries. I haven’t really thought about it that much (is this a good or bad thing?), but I think I’m most worried I won’t come up with a ¬†good plot and interesting characters to represent the concept I’m writing about. An idea can only take you so far, I think, before execution becomes paramount.

I think I just have to start writing and we’ll go from there. Well…the All-Star Game is on tonight. Maybe tomorrow…