|note to self|
What a joy to find out that my worse procrastinatory (if that's even a word?) habits were shared by the other writers and illustrators gathered around the table. Compulsive micro-editing, spending hours on fascinating-but-hardly-vital research, getting distracted by e-mail, Facebook or housework, or bogged down in lists of smaller jobs . . . yep, I put my hand up to all of those.
But now I'm armed with lots of tools to beat off those dastardly time-stealers. I'm so focused now I'm even going to resist the temptation to check whether procrastinatory is a real word, because I know what happens when I start looking in dictionaries . . . three hours later and I'm still on the trail of an obscure Sanskrit derivation . . . so no, I'm stepping away from the dictionary . . . no more faffing about for me. I'm going to start writing NOW!