It is easy to forget writing. Ten thousand other tasks loom up as the sun rises: pay the phone bill, don’t forget to water the plants, get those dirty dishes out of the sink and into the dishwasher. These little tasks are like dreaded pop-up ads. Only you can’t just click the X to make them vanish. They perpetually lie in wait.
I am a procrastinator. I push things off until they can’t be pushed off any more. I procrastinate grading papers. I procrastinate doing laundry. I procrastinate mowing the lawn. I even poke along at writing. Heck, I am procrastinating this very minute!
What could I be doing instead of flapping my fingers here? Writing. Grading. Dishes.
I need to continue with something similar to the NaNoWriMo habit of writing X number of words per day. Surprisingly, even if I didn’t really know what I would be writing that day, something always showed up and in a fairly compact amount of time. I had plenty of time for procrastination afterwards! This is the butt-in-chair process.
Have I practiced it since? No.
Have I made any serious progress? No.
So it is clear that my priorities are going to have to change. Writing first. Then all the other crap.