Procrapstination

What a joke. I have been working on editing a mystery I wrote during NaNoWriMo two years ago for a while now. But, in the interest of ‘research’ I keep reading books on how to write and how to revise first drafts and watching TV so that…well, that doesn’t really relate except that it, too, is getting in the way. I read a quote in Writer’s Digest (a few issues back…catching up is important, you know) tonite that stated that Harper Lee was given a Christmas gift by friends in 1956 which told her to write what she liked and take the year off (thanks to the year’s worth of wages that was the aforementioned gift). I immediately thought to myself…that must be nice. But, then I thought, hey…wait a minute. I don’t have to punch a clock (well, not really). I mean our lovely little tax deduction does get up in the same relative window of time daily and expects to be fed (among other things), but I don’t have to wear heels (thank God) or go to a meeting with people with coffee breath. So, I sort of have the same luxury she did in that there’re the proverbial roof and food in place.

So, I picked up one of the how-to books I recently purchased to get some insight. It’s good. I look forward to learning more from Nora Ephron’s sister. But, I still need to…wait for it…WRITE. There, my friends, is the rug…freudian slip as I procrapstinated by trying to figure out how to hang an oriental rug (for way longer than I should have truth be told)…Let me try that again.  There is the rub. Okay, okay…off to write now. Get it, right now. Alright, I’m going.

P.S. I know all the links in this post are also a form of procrastinating.

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3 responses to “Procrapstination

  1. I have found myself doing this same thing lately. The ultimate gasper, though? I allowed myself to PACK my writing notebooks with our household goods. In theory I have the ultimate excuse–if it weren’t for the fact that I know I let it happen on purpose.

    Are you doing NaNo this year?

  2. Ha ha ha. It is as if you went into a restaurant, read the menue and then said “Than You” and left… Ha ha ha. Great one, thanks for sharing. I have done this sooo many times in life, in different situations. Thanks again, for lighting up my morning 🙂
    Maggie

    • Thanks for visiting Maggie. Maybe next time you can stay for a cup of virtual coffee. Your blog is intriguing. Can’t wait to read more. I know, I know AFTER I write some more!

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