Sometimes you have to start hitting the keys to remember how fun writing can be. For some reason just getting to that point can be hellish and involves a ton of prevarication, but when you start putting one word after another you suddenly remember that it is not a chore and that creation is inspiring and joyful.
It’s funny isn’t how the mind works to put off what we really should be doing. I got up a couple of days ago with the express intention of starting to write a guest post for another blog that I had promised to do. Somehow, instead I decided that while checking out the other blogger’s email about what she was looking for, I should also check the rest of my email. That lead to another non-urgent task vaguely related to looking at my email that I needed to do, but could probably have waited until later in the day.
Neil Gaiman is also having a similar problem – doesn’t want to do his proofreading apparently!
So the result? Well I lost my prime-time writing opportunity of an early morning start. But I did reduce my unread emails slightly from two inboxes.
And I wrote this blog post!
Worth it? Discuss…
- Why Email May Be Draining Your Company’s Productivity (bothsidesofthetable.com)
- How to Send Emails Like a Human Being (hubspot.com)
- dLux’s blog: Organize life with Gmail, Calendar and your mobile (dlux.hu)
- Friday Feature: Inbox Zero in 30 Seconds with GMail (charliethinks.com)
I’ve decided that I really need to grind out the content for the Agincourt gamebook as swiftly as possible to keep up the momentum – more sweat and less prevarication and distraction from things like blogging is required!!