Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The procrastinator in me

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?



Jean said...

But, but, but...that means no playing solitare on the puter when I should be writing.

That means I'll have to only read my "industry" blogs once a day instead of checking every now and then to see if anyone has posted an interesting comment.

That means I also might get more writing accomplished than normal.

Sounds good to me:--)


Lori said...

Here, here...

Wow, this is quite a month of revelations and kicking our rears into action. Kind of a put up or shut up month.

Okay, it's what I need. I'm ready. Let's do it.

Thanks Cheryl,

Cheryl said...

Cool! I would hate to have to do this thing alone.


sherry said...

Very Inspirational honey, thanks so much ...let's me know I'm not alone.

to work.

I'm with you. Time to kick the old self-discipline into high gear again.

Thanks CC for taking away my toys and forcing me to get on with it!

Great Post!

Jean said...

Just had to word verification is btclhr. Seems someone thinks I'm bitcher than normal today:--)

Cheryl said...