Tips from A Master Procrastinator

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a master procrastinator. I mean, why do now what you can put off till tomorrow? Especially since I’ve even created a Twitter hashtag for my indulgence. I present to you: #procrastinatey. Go check it out. Yeah now. You can always read this post later, right? Haha, almost got you there. Uh, yeah. Anyway. I always like to blame my penchant for procrastination…


The Art of Productivity & Procrastination

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I’m currently in the throes of writing book two, which means I have a daily word count to hit and an endless ability to find ways to procrastinate. Like this past Monday morning, when after refreshing my Twitter and Facebook streams multiple times, counting my split ends by the glow of my laptop screen, baking banana muffins and researching how to make homemade facial exfoliator – then making it —…


Distractions and How I Handl…SQUIRREL!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My procrastination skills are Olympic medal worthy. It’s a small miracle I ever finished a book, and kept my family clothed and fed. Miracle. I can waste a day without even opening a browser window, so when I do have internet access – I’m looking for the next squirrel to chase. As an avid pop culture fan, there is always a TV show or new movie, or even the latest author…


Deb Kerry Needs a Buddy System

Hi, my name is Kerry Schafer and I am a procrastinator. There ought to be a group for that. Procrastinator’s Anonymous would be a brilliant idea, I think – except that nobody would ever show up. It’s unfortunate there’s no money to be made from this skill, because I could make a killing. Housework? Right after I read this chapter. Bills? I’ll get to it just as soon as I’m…

Monday, May 27, 2013

Here’s Your Sign, Deb Eleanor

I have a print by one of my favorite artists, Brian Andreas, hanging in my office.  If you don’t know Brian Andreas, he’s the creator of Story People – wildly creative combinations of art and “stories” – which he manages to tell through only a few words, while I have to ramble on for the entire length of a novel. In any case, here’s the print: Here’s the story: I…

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Deb Eleanor Really Meant to…

There was a fascinating book review recently in The New Yorker about The Thief of Time, a book of essays on procrastination.  I read the article, but have put off buying the book.  Surprise.  The article points out some ways in which procrastination can benefit us,  which made me feel a little better about my habits of putting off ’til tomorrow what I could easily do today, but mostly it…

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Deb Elise Scurries to Finish Her Post in Time

Here on the west coast, it’s 11:18pm, November 14th (but I took the bleary-eyed pic when I finished this post, almost 40 minutes later).  I’m just now sitting down to write my Deb post for November 15th… which is already here in every other time zone of the contiguous United States. I wish I could say I’m doing this purely because our theme this week is “Procrastination,” but alas, that’s…

Monday, November 15, 2010

Time+Discipline+Creativity-Procrastination=Book (I hope) by Deb Meredith

I used to think I was highly organized and extremely disciplined. I finished a screenplay every year. I regularly went through my closets and bookshelves and gave away stuff I no longer wanted or used. Birthday cards got mailed, and Christmas shopping got done. I kept neat to do lists. Everything was under control. And then I had a kid. Here’s what I learned post-child: sometimes it’s better to go…

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The creative process… and I do mean “process,” by Deb Katie

So, bad habits. Let’s talk bad habits. I’m going to come totally clean on this. Heck yeah. This post is going to be like a cleansing… what’s another word for cleansing? Let me just go check [45 minutes later] So, where was I? Yeah, I’m going to examine my bad habits. I mean, I don’t really have any more or less than your typical person. I can be a…

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ina’s French Toast and the Art of Writing by Guest Author Rebbie Macintyre

We are pleased to welcome Rebbie Macintyre to the ball today. Even though she lives in Florida, she considers herself a Westerner at heart. She was born in Kansas and spent childhood summers near Dodge City and in Eastern Colorado where her first book, Cast the First Stone, is set. On her way to becoming an author, she taught high school, counseled troubled children, studied classical violin, performed with a…

Saturday, March 14, 2009