I am...a procrastinator. I confess.
For example, before my editor left today, she asked “Have you got a column for this week?”
She asked very nicely but I could hear the dark undertone in her voice which made her question sound like “I know we are busier than ever with just you and I writing stories but sheesh you haven’t had a column for a couple of weeks now...”
My guilty conscience created the dark undertone, Sabrina is the kindest, coolest boss I have ever had and it’s because of her and her faith in me that I am a writer. I owe her big time and so I am writing this column.
It’s 7 p.m. and deadline is 10 p.m...
I think part of my problem with putting things off is my ADD. I am so easily distracted by shiny things and I often start a project with enthusiasm only to abandon it when the challenge of starting it has gone by.
Being a writer who procrastinates is tough because in order to write about something, you have to be focused and stay on topic, two things I struggle with daily.
I have a list, somewhere, of possible blog topics. If I ever find it I will write some really interesting columns, I imagine...
Have you ever sat down to write something? Your hopes are high and your brain is scrambled, if you’re anything like me. I look forward to writing because it’s another way I can express myself and people tell me reading my blog is like hanging out and talking to me, which I hope is a compliment but now that I think on it I see it might not be...
Checking my word count...I’m at 306 words, are you still there? If you are I appreciate your patience.
I put the ‘pro’ in procrastinate. That’s better than putting the ‘fun’ in funeral but I digress.
I feel like I have bored you enough and I have fulfilled my earlier lazy promise to write a column. I leave you with this witty quip from Gloria Pitzer:
Procrastination is my sin
It brings me naught but sorrow.
I know that I should stop it.
In fact, I will - tomorrow!