Procrastination

Ok, so I've been putting this off for far too long and I really must now write something about procrastination. It's the bane of my writing existence and I suspect that of many other authors also. Call it writers block, laziness, lack of organisation, unimaginativeness (is that even a word?) or whatever else you're comfortable with, but at the end of the day, it's one of those things that brings a halt to the creative juices.

For me, procrastination is often the result of following the path of least resistance. Yes, I could probably sit at the keyboard and dedicate some time to churning out more chapters, but there always seem to be other things that are easier for me to do. It could be spending time with the kids, tidying out the garage, working on other aspects of my writing career, such as working on this web-site or doing other book promotion activities, etc. There are times that I just seem to gravitate towards other things than the writing I know I need to do.

I know it'll eventually pass, as it always does, and I'll slip right back into the rhythm of my writing again, but it's getting over that initial hurdle that always seems to be the biggest obstacle. I know from past experience that once I'm going, I can really push along and get a great deal of satisfaction out of my writing. In the meantime, however, I can procrastinate like the very best of them.

Now, I really need to get back to that reorganisation of my sock drawer that's so long overdue!

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