It’s every writer’s nightmare. That annoying voice that shrieks ‘OMG you MUST go do this, this, this or that’ just as you sit down to type. No, I’m not talking about kids or your significant other. I’m talking about freaking procrastination. That thing that seizes your mind the instant you think, ‘Right! Let’s sit down and write one page.’ For me I find myself bargaining with that irritatingly distracting voice like it’s a child with ADD. Usually along the lines of this.
Okay! Ready? Just one page. Dead easy, focus and it’ll be done in 30mins.
Oooo I’ll just check Pinterest for inspiration.
NO! *smacks hand away from mouse* WRITE! Then Pinterest.
*huffs away indignantly*
Come on! Write! Then hate on me.
Just start with a line. Just a single sentence.
*frustration builds and explodes* Pounds out half a page in five minutes.
OMG! That was amazing! Well done, now half a page to go.
Oi??! Where’d you go??
Hey! Get OFF that news site! Nothing news worthy has happened yet!!
But, but, I’ll just finish this article (frantically reads pointless article on why people put weight back on)
*drums fingers* Off? Good! Now, write!
*whiny voice* But I’m hungry.
No, you’re not. You’re just bored.
Noooo, I’m REALLY hungry.
Write. The. Freaking. Page. Then I’ll buy you a treat.
Pounds out the rest of page. Okay DONE! Break time! TREAT! TREAT!
And now, after procrastinating via writing this post… I shall get back to the actual writing *lol*