Whoever said that procrastination was the mother of invention was talking rubbish. I’ve never invented anything while I was procrastinating. Although I could have the saying wrong. I do that sort of thing. I think that procrastination really is not doing something that you don’t want to do. You might not know that you don’t want to do it though. You might just be more comfortable thinking that something else is stopping you from doing it.
When it comes to doing something that you love to do – in my case this would be writing stories – why on earth would you not want to? Finding my own motives for not doing something I should be doing has always been hard. Then it occurred to me that the word “should” has a lot to do with it. I do a lot of things that I feel I should. Things that I don’t particularly want to do. Washing dishes being right up there in the I don’t want to top five. I do them anyway. So why then, when I should be doing something for myself, don’t I?
If any of my friends thought that I actually have the answer to that, I apologise. I really haven’t got a clue. Maybe we feel that we owe it to people that care for us to be successful at what we do. Could be it’s the possibility of failure that changes it from want to, to should. It often seems to me that our own psyche’s nobble us worse than any external source could. I am pleased to say though, that I really want to get back to my edit, so this rambling post will be mercifully short. Once again, having internet woes, I have a catch up to do. People must wonder on social networks who this strange dragon person is, that pops up every now and then, zooms around frantically, then disappears for days on end. I guess it’s another of those quantum things.
I know you’ll want to join us on our fantastic, buzzing Google+ group. There are lots of lovely authors, bloggers, poets, and readers in the room. I hope to see you there!
We also have a brand new Anthology Group, both on Google+ and Facebook. You still have time to submit a story for the first book. Voting begins on the 14th February. Please do join us – all are welcome.
Till next time friends. xxx
What a pleasure this was to do!