Beware the Procrastination Demons
by David Jester
I’ma huge procrastinator. I work out of an office at the back of my house and one of my first attempts at fixing my procrastination was not to put a television in the office — I didn’t have a Facebook account back then and didn’t waste much time online. I hoped that the lack of a television would force me to concentrate more on the computer, but as it turned out I just spent less time in the office and more downstairs, in front of the television.
I’m always doing it, regardless of what I’m writing or working on. Since I started typing this I’ve already paused to check my email and have a quick look at Facebook. It’s not that I have a short attention span or that I can’t be bothered, but it does feel rude. It’s the literary equivalent of stopping someone mid-conversation to make a phone call or laugh at text messages from your racist uncle. I feel I’m doing my book a disservice and when I return. I feel I should apologize.
I do have days where I get so wrapped up in my work that I ignore everything else, and those days can go on and extend into a week or so, during which I can get an amazing amount of work done, but I think I’m missing a trick. When I compare the times of clarity to the ones of sluggish laziness, I realize just how productive and prolific a writer I could be.
There is no cure. Strict deadlines do help, but it’s hard to impose deadlines when you work for yourself. I think I just have to accept it as a fact of life.
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Genre – Horror
Rating – PG13
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