Friday, July 31, 2009

Advice of the Day: Procrastination

A lot of writers beat themselves up over procrastinating too much.

They fret over the possibility that they might have writer's block.

They hate themselves for not being more productive.

They sweat that they're falling behind pace and won't hit their deadline.

But the way you think about things in writing can truly make a difference about the way you feel and, often, how the work turns out, because you need to feel comfortable to find your zone.

So, my advice...

Think of procrastination as a friend, not a fiend.

View procrasting simply as part of your creative process. That you're not really avoiding writing so much as thinking about it, shaping it in your head, crystalizing it, before you actually sit down to do it.

Now, doesn't that make you feel better? Huh?

I thought so.


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