Fear. Inspiration. Editing. Rewriting. Word count. The publishing business.
None of these can ever match up to the demon that is procrastination. Sometimes I think “being a writer” is a synonym for “constant fight against procrastination”. It certainly feels that way.
In fact, if I never procrastinated, I do believe I could have written double – no, triple – the amount of novels that I have.
Sadly, that thought is not motivation enough for me to do away with procrastination completely.
It’s not that procrastination is necessarily bad. It’s a part of life, like everything else we do. But for a writer – especially a writer with ideas waiting to be written – it’s enemy No. 1.
(On an unrelated note, 2015 on this blog will be the year of 1. tags and 2. poetry. But mostly tags. You’ve been warned.)