The Art Of Procrastinating

Posted: June 23, 2009 in writing update
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When it comes to procrastinating, I think I’ve mastered it. I want to be writing, I need to be writing – when I’m not writing, I’m thinking about writing.

But when I sit down to write I find far too many distractions. It is not that I’m meaning too, it just sort of happens. Probably that pessimistic negative voice deep down that the effort isn’t going to be worth it to write…

Do you think you may be a procrastinator too? This post lists signs to tell you if you are, and what you can do to end it. I need to start trying to follow those rules…

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Comments
  1. J.C says:

    I am, though I didn’t even check the list. Normally I’m well aware of what I’m doing to procrastinate, and I do it even when things are going well.
    ‘Oh look, I just hit 23K, I’ll take a little break’ (a valid example because that’s exactly what I’m doing right now!).
    I find that once I actually start writing, it’s all good, but getting those first sentences on the page is the hardest for me, and I do tend to put it off! Now, best get back to my novel.

  2. qorvus says:

    Yep, getting those first sentences down is certainly the hard part.

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