Thursday, January 31, 2008

What to Do When You Just Can’t “Get Going” on a Project

I’m working on a rather large project for an SEO client. It’s a real estate client. He owns hundreds of websites and has hired me to write copy for 25 of them.

It’s a relatively simple project, but for the life of me, I just can’t seem to get going on it. All I have to do is write the “About” page and the “Photos” page. The project is due tomorrow and I have about 30 pages of copy to turn in.

I’ve procrastinated and procrastinated on this project because I just don’t look forward to writing about it. So, I decided to write this post to see if I could get to the bottom of why I don’t like this project (oftentimes, writing my thoughts down helps to clarify them for me).

Following is why I can't get going on this project, and what I plan to do about it. If you one day find yourself stuck on a project, maybe this will help you.

Read the rest of how to handle difficult projects here.

Yuwanda Black, Publisher
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~Nancy said...'d it go?

Inquiring minds want to know. :-)

Yuwanda Black said...

Nancy, thanks for chiming in and letting me know about that broken link on another post.

For the answer to this post, see my 2/2 entry.

And oh yeah, thanks for caring!