Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How I Procrastinate

Calvin & Hobbes/Bill Watterson
Writer's block is rarely a state of paralysis. It is closer to the act of driving in circles, avoiding the place you're supposed to be while you stop at random places nearby. 

You can see the place, this destination you are avoiding, this thing you want to say. But you attempt to ignore it while you freely spill words other places, like into the "What's on your mind?" box on your Facebook page or on that long, ranting email to a friend or in a comment thread under a story on a decorating blog. 

You just keep circling the block, trying to convince yourself to pull into the driveway of the party you promised yourself you'd attend today. 

This is me going around the block again.

1 comment:

  1. So true of many writers I've known. Giddyup. Keep on pluggin.


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