I have a confession. I am the Great Procrastinator. Why? Well, I will think about that tomorrow….
Seriously, that’s my problem.
I am a person of full steam ahead in getting things done or absolutely nothing at all. I doubt I have much of an in-between state. Generally, if it can wait, it will until it becomes that next highest priority thing to get done.
I admire people like fellow PP Sylvia McDaniel who can write for fifteen minutes sometime during her day and then move on to whatever is next. Those fifteen minutes she puts in her writing falls in my “in-between” state. The one that isn’t on the higher priority to get done list or my other extreme side in which I’ve had a bear of a day and my mind shuts down, saying leave me alone!
I need to find the nice middle of the road place where I can be comfortable to sit down and write for that fifteen to thirty minutes and NOT have my mind telling me something is more important or I have to get this done before "yada yada yada."
Telling me to get Butt in Chair, Fingers on Keys doesn’t do it for me for this type of situation. I can do that easily enough when I am motivated and the muse is on fire. I need help on the times when the story isn’t quite there and my muse’s stubborn streak is active.
So, there is my dilemma. I hope to hear from many people with your insights and suggestions and yes, even mind tricks will be accepted!