Thursday, April 25, 2013

3 on Thursday - Procrastination!

Shhhh! I'm gonna let you in on a little secret: I'm a procrastinator. Actually, the secret is that I think most of us are. Because, given the choice between work and play, don't we usually pick play? Even when getting the work done sooner means we have more time to play later?

Yeah, I think so, too.

Procrastination is fun, say, when a trip to the dentist is around the corner. Well, until the root canal comes calling.

For we writers, sometimes its the Black Moment of our WIPs or sometimes even starting a WIP or, when the writing is really good, it's finishing a WIP. Because as much as we love our characters it can be sad to see them waltz off into the sunset.

Lately I've been a little bit of a procrastinator. Not terribly, but had I not been _____ I'd have had many less late nights catching up on things like laundry. Or grocery shopping or (gasp) work! So, what's been calling my name and keeping me away from the ugly chores of dusting and cooking dinner?

3. Social media. Seriously. I know social media is part of the job description these days, but I get sucked into Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest (pinterest is eeeebel, lemme tell you) and before I know it an hour is gone and I'm still...not doing whatever is on my To Do List.

2. Really good books. This isn't an unusual thing. I'll choose reading over just about anything any day of my life. But I started a Jill Shalvis series (Lucky Harbor) recently and I just can't get enough.

1. Lego City: Undercover. It's a new video game, and we've been playing it as a family (hey, it's not procrastination if it's family time, right?) but I realized last week that there were extra, hidden gems of goodness - like an exploration of a cave in which I got to blow things up and the scaling of a tower using grapple guns and flag poles for swinging and...Oh, it's just too much fun.

So there you go, the things keeping me preoccupied lately. So, tell me, are you a procrastinator? Do you fall into time-sucks? What's the best method of getting out of the mire?