- Watch Survivor Palau The Complete Season on DVD in a non-stop, 12-hour marathon.
- Catch up on laundry -- legitimately urgent because the dryer just got fixed after not working for a week.
- Complete the following at-home beauty rituals: facial, manicure, pedicure, body scrub, brow tweeze, and bikini wax. Okay, maybe not the bikini wax.
- Reorganize the TBR (To Be Read) pile into color order -- does pink go with red or purple?
- Empty the refrigerator, scrub it clean, and put everything back according to the Real Simple principles of food placement.
- Bathe the dog. Brush the dog. Paint the dog's toenails cotton candy pink. Wait, she would never let me do that. Better make it candy apple red!
- Go to Target.
- Read old story ideas -- did I really think anyone wanted to read a medieval, vampire, time-travel fantasy?--with the intention of deleting the really bad ones. End up reviving nostalgia for those bad ideas and trying to write a synopsis that would make it work.
- Browse catalogs and websites to find the perfect "YA Author Wardrobe" -- even though release date is over a year away this still counts as "working on writing," right?
- Stare blankly at that blinking cursor, hoping that your life suddenly turns into a Stephen King novel and the computer starts to write your story.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Ten Ways to Procrastinate
Some days it's just impossible (read: unappealing) to sit down and start writing. There are so many other things that absolutely have to be done (read: could be done) first. Besides, that deadline is negotiable (read: etched in stone) anyway. Here's a list of some of those things that become urgently pressing when my cursor is blinking back at me from a blank screen.