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, and...you 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?