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Thursday, February 22, 2007

The art of procrastination

Procrastination is an art. Do you know that? I've got it down to a highly refined art, but I just discovered that Jaci Burton is better at it than I am. And I thought I was really good. I mean, I started a personal blog just to help me in my procrastination endeavors.

When I get home from dropping kids at their various places, school, sitter, preschool, I always have the best intentions. I'm going to sit and write. But then I decide I'm going to check email. And then I realize I hadn't looked at PBW's and I can't go a day without checking her blog. Then I realize I'm kind of tired and I need a laugh to pick me up, so I visit Dear Author, Karen Knows Best or It's Not Chick Porn. But once I've gotten a good laugh, I realize I need to get serious and focus on the book, so I go see what words of wisdom Alison Kent has. Then I wonder what kind of trouble Sybil is in.

Then I realize I need to check and see if they are shipping my new book yet... yes, I know, it's not due out for another month... so? Then I wonder how many more people did a search for ARC OF LOVER REVEALED BY JR WARD and I go check the blog stats on my blog, Trivial Pursuits. And then I figure since I'm still online, I need to visit Lora's forum and see if I missed anything.

By the time I've done all of them, I look at my email and realize I'm supposed to be blogging here today and once I get that done, I PROMISE I'll get to work... right after I check my email again.

6 comments:

Lisa F. said...

You are so funny. I know how easy it is to get distracted, but we really appreciate your staying focused on your writing - so we can read your books.

Stacy~ said...

Shi, if this is distracted I would love to see what you could accomplish when you are focused! To me it seems like you write a lot of books when compared to other writers. You'e not cranking out junk either. The whole procrastination thing seems to be working for you though.

Shiloh Walker said...

;o) Stacy.... I wouldn't know what it's like to get stuff accomplished focused. I don't think I've ever been focused my entire life...

Erin the Innocent said...

LOL I'm awesome at procrastinating too (for instance I meant to comment here last night but 'saw something shiny' LOL)

I am CONSTANTLY getting distracted by everything around me.

Judy F said...

Oh I am so easily distracted. Was going to clean today but I needed to go over my brothers. then I stopped over my parents. Next was my sisters now I am home and I don't wanna clean. Think I am going to lay down and read...LOL

QB said...

You have no idea how glad I am to read that blog, Shiloh. Why? Because that's exactly what "happens" to me every day- I've got a million things to do but "I'll just spend a couple of minutes checking my favorite sites" while I eat breakfast. Uh... yeah... sure... next thing I know, it's almost time for the school bus and I've screwed around and wasted yet another work day!