How do I procrastinate?
Let me count the ways.
Ever notice that when you have ONE thing you must accomplish, EVERYTHING else on your to-do list suddenly gets done? And then you blog about it....
And while I have not one revision to show for PLOWING UP A SNAKE today, I did read all my students' essays, grade them and the late papers and quizzes that came in this week, posted the grades, even submitted a final grade for one of my Independent studies, and answered all my e-mail that's been backlogged for a couple weeks today. I even answered today's mail. Oh, and I did the laundry.
And now as I place the final touches on my latest essay and on a short story I've been working on, I am peeking at the clock and worrying over the fact that I probably will not get to my screenplay. At least not today.
It's not so much the curse of the blank screen or writer's block. It's just been so long since the reading that I have to pull out all my notes, digest them again, and then plan my attack. Let's face it: writing's hard work. Anyone who says otherwise is either lying or one lucky you-know-what.
And yet occasionally writing flows easily for me. I have a couple new short plays that I'm partial to. Actually three new ones since the PLOWING reading. And the short story simply streamed from my consciousness, too. So why am I whining?
Okay. I feel better now. Hope I've helped you too.