The Woman Doth Procrastinate too Much

Seems like lately I'll do anything to not write. It's not like I don't have anything to work on. I have a wip that is supposed to be done by end of May, revisions on two books (that have no real time line), a synopsis to write for a future book and another book to begin--synopsis already done for it, luckily

But, when I turn on my computer, the first thing I want to do is play Spider Solitaire. Call it a ritual to get my brain going....It used to be Scrabble but the disc is scratched and tends to lock up. After solitaire I play a quick online game of Backgammon...although when I lose (which I tend to do badly) it makes me cranky. So then I move onto email. I have two accounts. After deleting most of what I get, I answer a few then it's time to check out the online community--this being one of them, the others being Backspace, Myspace, another private forum, the status of my website hits and my agent's blog....which is usually not updated. After reading and posting to the forums it's back to Yahoo to check the mail. Hey, someone posted to one of my accounts...better go see.

After attending to those posts, then checking the other forums again, I remember I haven't eaten....the jittery caffeine high is my reminder. So after I eat I spend a little time cleaning the kitchen which sometimes leads to picking up other rooms because I went into one to put something away. By the time I get back to the computer its been about an hour, which guessed it. Time to hit the email, the forums, another game of Solitaire.

Then, after an hour of being bored with that I force myself to open my wip file. Of course I can't do any writing without reading (and therefore editing) everything I'd last written. So, by the time I'm ready to do any real writing's time to pick up my daughter. Then the other two kids come home, then comes the whining for dinner, than the fighting to do the homework and take showers and clean the kitchen and there goes my day.

Pathetic, huh?

Of course it isn't ALWAYS this bad....and I actually did do a little work today on my novel....but for the most part.....

And now I'm off to get child number one because school is out. *sigh*

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Comment by Grant McKenzie on February 28, 2008 at 5:09am
I'm very much the same way and it drives me nuts. I love writing and love when I am writing, but, sheesh, I procrastinate and then feel guilty about not writing when all I really want to do is write. Argh!

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