Having informed the Universe that I’m going to write a book, I’m now thinking I should really get on and write it.
I’ve actually been thinking this for a few weeks… for the whole of January, I’ve been thinking about writing the book REALLY HARD. REALLY REALLY HARD. But sadly the “thinking” about writing has not been accompanied by actual “putting some words on a page” writing.
Instead I’ve been doing all sorts of other wonderful things. Some useful; most completely-fucking-pointless.
The problem is, I’m a procrastinator. A big one. If there were a procrastination pageant, I’m pretty sure I’d be placed: I’m that proficient at not-doing-what-I’m-meant-to-be-doing but actually-doing-significantly-less-useful-shit instead.
My latest dose of procrastinitis is slightly unusual in that I’m procrastinating about getting on and doing something I actually want to do, rather than just yer standard run-of-the-mill boresome task.
A light navel-gaze tells me that my reluctance to knuckle down to the writing is probably due to fear. YEP.
But I’m not really in the mood to address that now: FAAAAARRR too productive.
So instead, I’m gonna share some gems I found on t’internet. Ladies and Gents, I present to you:
A vintage post, written by my actual favouritest writer in the world, Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half.
I have a mug with a picture from this blog on it, it’s that good. What picture? JUST THIS PICTURE:
A really rather clever scientific insight into WHY we procrastinators procrastinate.
Apparently, it’s the fault of our Inner Instant Gratification Monkey. He looks like this:
(Note: there is a part two to this post, on How to Beat Procrastination. I’ve been meaning to follow the advice in this post but, urrr, not quite got round to it yet…).
A recent, and rather brilliant discovery.
I am a black belt in 8 of these 12 types of procrastination (and decently graded for the rest), which makes choosing which mug to buy myself a difficult decision (yes, zoop zoop more procastination mugs!) .
If you’re reading this while procrastinating too, tell me: what kind of procrastinator are you?