Monday, January 16, 2012

Going to write now. Right after I check Twitter. And Facebook. And Perezhilton...

Hello. My name is Michelle Krys, and I'm a Procrastinator.

I'm sure I'm not the only writer with this problem. I KNOW I'm not. Still--how annoying. I look forward to the times of day I'll be able to focus completely on writing, and I obviously want to optimize every minute of it, so why then, when this time arrives, is it that I absolutely have to check Twitter, and Facebook, and Perezhilton, and all the blogs I follow, and have my electric heating pad going, and have a tea, get the idea.

Answer: I don't know.

I guess you all thought there was going to be a lesson at the end of this rant. Nope, it's just a rant. Don't get me wrong--I still get pretty massive amounts of word countage done per day. It's only that I sleep less and drink lots more coffee than I should. But hey, it works for me. And after trying to change my procrastinating ways, I've realized that these distractions will just peck at the back of my mind and, well, distract me, until I finally give in. So I just do, and it's part of my writing routine now (which also includes blogging, as of yesterday!)

How about you? Are you a procrastinator? What do you do about it?


  1. Well I'm supposed to be writing right now, but I'm checking out your blog (and I just finished updating my Goodreads list, checking Facebook, and perusing the new arrivals at Modcloth)...does that answer your question?

  2. Haha!

    But seriously, I wonder what's new at Modcloth...

  3. While I should also be doing at least another #1k1h, which has helped me to keep on my ROW 80 goals, I have spent my entire evening at the computer going from blog to blog and leaving comments. I haven't devoted any time to supporting my peers and thought this was a good thing to start doing on top of WIP and Twitter, Goodreads, Facebook, Amazon.... Yeah, going to stop now.

  4. YES! Procrastination is inevitable. So just go with it (for a while). I love this advice. :)

  5. Well I certainly appreciate the support, Sia! Thanks!

  6. Steph-I suppose that is what I said. Darn! I thought I was just ranting :)