As seen from the time I’m posting this, I’m using the power of procrastination to its fullest. Reality was that until yesterday I was busy with studying for 4 exams, which make up the Top 5 of reasons right now why not to write. Unfortunately, number fifth is everything else one chooses to ignore.
School is important in any writer’s life. They just fixed our timetable so we had four exams in 3 days. It happens and it brings out the time old question – to write or to study. I’ve been part of the group, who uses writing as procrastination tool – I had no problem putting school on background just so I could finish one scene or put down the main ideas for the next novel.
Yet time comes when this kind of behaviour brings up right at the door of this havoc life that we like to run away from, raising our eyes, we only find mess. Then we must delay everything in your writing life and save your personal life for a change. I fear this times the most – it’s surprising how much mess wrecks through closed doors even if avoiding being part of it all.
I have project in my hands that I’ve been working on for over half a year and try to write. Six times I’ve started and it still flees like being chased by wolves. Every time I try to sit down and write I sense I’ve been so busy doing everything else that I just need that particular day to relax and do nothing. When did I come to this point when instead of using writing as procrastination I’m instead using everything else to avoid writing, using the free time as an excuse not to sit down and write? I don’t do everything to avoid writing, but when I get free moment, I don’t want to spend it behind the computer or researching.
Perhaps that’s exactly what I need. To sit down, rest my back against the green soft fabric and let the fingers fly, let them surprise me with their outcome. That’s vacation, isn’t it? Life has been dealt with, time to procrastinate it until next disaster.
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Today’s post is my response to the promt on Procrastinatin, this month’s topic for the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour. Throughout the month, you can get to know twenty (or so) other writers from various genres and backgrounds and at various places in their careers.
Next stop on the tour is Tiberius Clausewitz Drusus Nero Germanicus on February 21st, 2012.