The fine art of procrastination!
Nicky Schmidt - fellow SCBWI ya/writer in South Africa did a recent blog post about her fine art of procrastination - she's building a house - which she says is the pinnacle of procrastination!
Apparently, I've been known to procrastinate in my sasquatch writing cave.
Here's the text of an email that a friend sent me a while ago ... And she added the quote from P.J. O'Rourke - which, although clearly written before the invention of the greatest procrastination device ever invented - the internet - is still relevant today.
Um, ... you seem to have a lot of time on your hands. Are you avoiding something?
Usually, writers will do anything to avoid writing. For instance, the previous sentence was written at one o'clock this afternoon. It is now a quarter to four. I have spent the past two hours and forty-five minutes sorting my neckties by width, looking up the word "paisly" in three dictionaries, attempting to find the town of that name on The New York Times Atlas of the World map of Scotland, sorting my reference books by width, trying to get the bookcase to stop wobbling by stuffing a matchbook cover under its corner, dialing the telephone number on the matchbook cover to see if I should take computer courses at night, looking at the computer ads in the newspaper and deciding to buy a computer because writing seems to be so difficult on my old Remington, reading an interesting article on sorghum farming in Uruguay that was in the newspaper next to the computer ads, cutting that and other interesting articles out of the newspaper, sorting—by width—all the interesting articles I've cut out of newspapers recently, fastening them neatly together with paper clips and making a very attractive paper clip necklace and bracelet set, which I will present to my girlfriend as soon as she comes home from the three-hour low-impact aerobic workout that I made her go to so I could have some time alone to write." — P. J. O'Rourke The Wit and Wisdom of P. J. O'Rourke