I live there. In Procrasti Nation. Actually, I live at the place pictured to the left. That is a picture of the first day of Spring. So I had most of yesterday off, all of today, and part of tomorrow due to all that white stuff (15+ inches and some heavy snow showers still to come tonight). Did I write? No, I did not. I read. I did the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, the mini, sudoku, and 4 levels of KenKen. I shoveled. I made chili (I always do on snow days). I inventoried the freezers (we have an embarrassing number of refrigerators and freezers and an even more embarrassing amount of food in them – someone should shoot me if I buy any meat for the next 3 months [except the hog I just ordered – we’re low on pork and they only slaughter once a year]). I read some more. In case any of you didn’t notice, I will point out to you that I had most of yesterday and all of today off from my day job but nowhere in the list of activities is the word ‘write’ except in the rhetorical question.
I am currently living in Procrasti Nation. Here of some funny comics about it (These 15 Procrastination Comics Are the Perfect Distraction). As if I need a distraction. And then I see our lovely 8LW Jeanne is a Golden Heart Finalist yet again for The Demon’s in the Details (she recently won for Demons Don’t in 2015). She is not in Procrasti Nation. She is in full-on work mode. Writing/editing/preparing-to-publish her three-book series of quirky, fun, yet dark, paranormals. 8LW Nancy just launched her fabulous new website. And is launching her Harrow’s Finest Five series.
I try not to be jealous. How can I be, really, when I have the opportunity and I contemplate a bath over the NYT Crossword and decide to shovel our ½ mile driveway by hand (not really – hired guy plowed, we shoveled cleanup) instead of choosing to write.
So how does one leave Procrasti Nation for, uhm what would it be . . . oh yeah, writing? How do you bust out of writing lethargy?