Writing Avoidance

Believe me, I’m well aware of the irony as I write this blog post.  But it’s only a quickie, and after this I really will get on with my current WIP.

I know that I’m far from the only writer who procrastinates horribly when they are meant to be writing, but I still don’t understand why I do it.  It makes no sense to me and I like things to make sense.

Today is the first day in several that I actually have the luxury of a good, long, uninterrupted chunk of time to work on the thing that I’m writing at the moment. And I know from past experience that when I settle down to write I will get into it, enjoy it and be really glad that I’m doing it.

So, why exactly am I tidying my house, doing laundry, surfing the net aimlessly, catching up on emails, tweeting and writing blog posts about procrastination? WHY?

I just wanted to shout that question out into the ether.  I guess I should focus on the positives and be proud of myself for not opening Tumblr yet.  And now I really am going to go and write all the words, but I’m just going to make a quick cup of tea first…

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About Jay Northcote

Author of LGBT romance. Trans (he/him), Parent, cat herder, professional procrastinator.
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