I put off writing this entry. I told myself over and over again that I had plenty of time. So, I played on the Internet last night, chatting with some friends and posting at a few forums. I figured I could post to the blog early this morning after getting the little one off to school. I don't even remember right now what my original topic was going to be.
But today, real life reared its interferring head and instead of typing away at my computer to meet my deadline, I was calling around to get my microwave serviced. After finding out it would cost more to repair the darn thing than to buy a new one, I cancelled the service call and began comparing models online. Then I drove to the local appliance stores. And then I stopped to have the passenger side rear tire repaired on my husband's truck because it had a slow leak. Needless to say, I had no time to compose my blog entry.
Now, I am finally home and am busy catching up on all that housework I would have done if I had been around all morning--washing dishes, doing laundry, making the bed, cleaning the house.
In between sprints from one end of the house to the other, I am rushing to get this entry done. And why, because I just haven't taught myself to sit down and write every day. I wander aimlessly around the World Wide Web looking for great sales instead of parking my posterior in my chair and working on my next project. There really is no excuse for it--I just like the pressure my procrastination creates.
But today, I am determined to change all that. As of this moment, I will procrastinate no more. My writing will be better because I am not rushed through a first draft and final edits. My thinking process will be clearer because my mind is not clouded by the looming deadlines hanging over my head. The inspiration will be there every day because I have told it to be ready and waiting. I will have more time for writing, reading, and playing because I am not in a panic to accomplish what needs to be done. I have the power and I will use it.
Who will join me?