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The Patient Scribbler

How well I know this feeling!

Legends of Windemere

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I sit and stare
The page unmarred
Pristine and white
Waiting for my muse

Pencil touches paper
Gently gliding
As an idea flows
Only to be erased

Minutes pass
Though it may be hours
Nothing seems to stick
Except eraser crumbs

Impatience looming
My hands tremble
Something has to give
For progress to be made

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The art of Procrastination

 

Procrastination. Almost worse than writer’s block for a writer. At least with writer’s block, we are making an effort at trying to get some writing done. With procrastination, on the other hand, we know we should be writing, but we put it off, telling ourselves we’ll do it later and make excuses to ourselves for it.

For example, I’d intended to try to get some writing done on my book this weekend. Yesterday, I spent most of the day over at my mother’s instead, helping her with some things. Then by the time I got home, I was exhausted and didn’t feel mentally up to writing. Ok, that’s a fair excuse, right? But what’s my excuse for today, where I’ve pretty much just been watching videos on the computer, telling myself “just one more episode” and playing around on here? There really is none except being lazy. And now it’s almost dinner time and I’ve not gotten anything written. Tsk tsk.

Perhaps tomorrow I’ll get around to finally setting that daily word count goal I’d intended to start and finally get some writing done after work.
Procrastination at its best.