Exorcising Demons: Demon #649 Procrastination
byon May 8th, 2010 at 02:58 PM (642 Views)
The weeds in my yard have begun to demand their rights as citizens of the planet or at least neighborhood. I live in Northern California where until recently, the rain has obscured the nasty dirt streaks and goo left on my windows by by lizard-sneezes and boy-fingers. Now, the cheery May sun is helpfully pointing this out, "See Leslie, here's one! and look over there Iggy left you a big pressie". Ewwww.
For months, I've been happily beavering away on my WIP and the new Savvy Newsletter, pointedly ignoring the state of my homestead. Procrastination? Is it or prioritization? They both start with P. If you talk to my husband you might get an earful.
When I refused a recent consulting engagement to write, I promised DH that I would also tackle years of deferred home maintenance, the fallout from two busy careers, while I focused on writing. Then I was seduced, not by the pool boy - I'm supposed to maintain the pool. I was seduced by writing! So, now I'm in the odd situation of procrastinating not writing, but damn near everything else! This is funny, not to DH, but hilarious to me. There is a reason that I logged 100, 000 words in March and 60,00 words in April. BIC, baby. This procrastination thing - it works both ways! Who knew?
The key must lie in balance, yeah, yeah that's what we all say. For me, it's got to be about externally applied goals so it's time to rope in the computer and believe it or not, writing time so I can deal with the real world things around me. I think I need Jus's 12 step but for idiots like me! I guess I better update my goals to add some things, like PULL THE WEEDS...
Not that writing is not real....but look at those weeds... You tell me...weeds....or.......demons? Hmmmm.....