As I’ve said before writing is a challenge. Writing is very challenging when I find myself procrastinating. Life, of course, is busy. Work, family, household chores, and now throw in juggling holiday celebrations, when is a dad going to write? But procrastination?
The bigger concern I have now, is my procrastination. I loathe myself for doing it. The truly disturbing thing, is I don’t know why I’m doing it. I wonder if I’m concerned over getting stuck. You know, the proverbial writer’s block?
I do know one thing, I find myself being concerned about enough time to write. I’m afraid of finally sitting down, starting to type, and then a I hear a cry from Little A. Or it’s time for dinner, or I simply just need some sleep. I also find irony in writing about writing procrastination.
Blogging is very important for any writer. I firmly believe this. Blogging in of itself is a craft. I find I learn something new about not only blogging, but my writing style each time I post. Yet, sitting at the keyboard, typing away, a little voice inside my head says “you should be working on your other writing projects!”
In my last post, Ernest Hemingway’s quote spoke of pouring your heart out when writing. At least that is my interpretation of his words. I guess I will simply have to take his advice and some of my own, and buckle down.It’s like college all over.
Does anyone have good suggestions for overcoming writing procrastination?
- The Irony Of Procrastination (shortwinded77.wordpress.com)
- Focus on Writing (simplysaru.com)
- Who Writes Every Day? (eemoxam.wordpress.com)