I’m working on a big book. Now, a lot of people say they’re writers and never actually put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard.) I have to admit that this book is mostly in my head. But, having actually written books that have been printed, I know how to buckle down and force myself to write. Which I’ll do soon. But not today.
Today it is GLORIOUS out. It is a day to procrastinate. But, being as how I think of myself as a writer, and thus feel guilty if I’m not writing, I procrastinate very, very productively. That way, I feel as if I’ve accomplished a lot, even if I haven’t gotten to the one, very hard thing, which is the writing.
Today I noticed that my curtains were looking winter-dusty. Down they came, were run through the wash, and then set outside to whiten in the sun.
With the curtains down, I noticed that the windows needed washing. These are big windows, which require me to climb on a ladder – something I don’t enjoy and so felt very productive. What a difference clean windows make! It’s now so cheery and sunny inside!
The goat’s paddock needed raking, as did the chicken run. And the raspberries needed to have the old canes cut down and tossed into the woods. I also needed to straighten the electric fence in the goat’s meadow.
All that procrastination and it’s only two o’clock! The goats say that it would be a good use of my time to give them scratches. They’re very itchy, shedding out their coats in this warm weather. But, first I have to pick my son up from school and take him to his music lesson.
Lily never procrastinates. She’s already killed one garden vole today. Even when she’s resting, she’s on duty.
Just like me. I got some writing done in my head today. I’m sure I’ll get it onto paper tomorrow. Unless this weather continues. If so, I’ve got a packet of peas to procrastinate with.