Writer’s block? Procrastinator? Too busy? Tell it like it is! All those words mean LAZY.

Writer’s block? Procrastinator? Too busy? Tell it like it is! All those words mean LAZY. At least, for me, they do. Those are the words I tell myself to explain why I never seem to get anything done. I make big plans, buy supplies, make announcements.  But the jobs don’t get done.

The hall needs to be spruced up. I bought the paint and new flooring almost a year ago.

The utility room is stuffed  full of totes and baskets.  I need to go through, donate, mend, pitch.

My desk is littered with notes, books, and printouts – research for the new novel.

I was home alone most of yesterday and should have made progress on at least one of those jobs.

Oh, I did try. I started working on each one of those jobs at different times yesterday. I got the paint out, found rollers and brushes. Now I have all that out on the counter, adding to the mess.  I folded one basket of laundry.

I sorted through my research and wrote two paragraphs on the novel.  Two paragraphs.

Most of the day I spent reading, browsing Facebook, and playing online games.   When my husband came home, I cooked a big supper and settled in for the evening to watch TV with him.

Okay. The first step toward getting better is to admit you have a problem.

  • added Personal Block List extension to Chrome.  blocked all my favorite game sites.
  • opened control panel and removed all the games on my computer’s hard drive.
  • added the Stay Focused extension – it will temporarily block all websites.
  • put my Kindle away in a drawer where I can’t see it.

I realize I’m treating myself like a child who has no self control and must be watched constantly to make sure she behaves.  Well, as Mama used to say, “if the shoe fits – wear it.”

Am I the only one with this problem? Do you lose unintended hours to social media?

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One Response to Writer’s block? Procrastinator? Too busy? Tell it like it is! All those words mean LAZY.

  1. Ericca Thornhill says:

    Speaking Truth!!!! Good advice

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