By Jaycie Cash
Others enjoy tennis.
We all know folks who indulge in retail therapy on an almost daily basis.
Personally, I’m into competitive procrastination.
There is very little I get around to when I first plan to do it, in my personal life, anyway. Luckily, I’m much more timely when it comes to professional matters. After all, writers are always up against deadlines. I typically respond well to my own . . . as long as I remember I have one.
As the lovely Susan here at Writerspace can attest, I have had more than one brain fart regarding my weekly Writerspace blog. Yet she has always been most gracious about guiding me back to the light, and the need for me to send my blog post haste.
Susan’s the absolute best!
And, in the interest of full disclosure, perhaps I should explain that while I do meet those professional deadlines I remember that I have, I seldom if ever beat them.
Take my Writerspace blog for example, once again. For reasons alluded to above, I’ve been asked to have it in prior to 9:00 a.m. Tuesday mornings. As a result, I typically email it around midnight on Monday.
This week is proving to be no exception. Actually, I’m a bit ahead of schedule.
It’s only 11:38 p.m.
Since I usually have at least a little spare time on Sundays, one would assume I’d write it then, right?
Ha! One would be wrong.
Those of us who pride ourselves on our procrastinating abilities know the importance of keeping our avoidance muscles well exercised. Oh, if only putting things off was an Olympic sport!
If that had been the case in my youth, I think we can all agree I could’ve been a contender!!
HOW ABOUT YOU, DO YOU TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS IN A TIMELY FASHION OR ARE YOU A PROCRASTINATOR LIKE ME? DO YOU HAVE A PROCRASTINATOR IN YOUR LIFE THAT DRIVES YOU CRAZY? A FREE COPY OF MY DEBUT NOVEL, MRS. GOODFELLER WILL BE RANDOMLY AWARDED TO ONE PERSON WHO LEAVES A COMMENT BELOW BEFORE THE NEXT WRITERSPACE BLOG IS POSTED.