The Page a Day Writers Group

Dawdle, Dally & Delay

Posted on: April 10, 2010

I needed to put in a good four or five hours on my rewrites today. I’d put in at least twice that amount of time rewriting them in my head. So instead, I puttered around for as long as I could. I did pretty much everything else I could do around the house — including packing up all the Easter decorations.

With nothing else to delay the inevitable, I sat in my chair and gently warmed up to the idea of beginning my day’s writing.

With nothing else to delay the inevitable, I sat in my chair and gently warmed up to the idea of beginning my day’s writing. I reshuffled my critique comments, straightened piles of papers and re-checked e-mails. That’s when I stumbled upon a shout out from storyfix.com (Larry Brooks) for Jennifer Blanchard’s site — procrastinatingwritersblog.com. Kismet! A blog written with me in mind.

The fact this site exists at all validates that all writers procrastinate. The blog is jam-packed with resources, support, advice and motivation for all of us dawdling writers. And as I read the latest posts, I discovered Jennifer is about to launch “Butt-In-Chair: A no-excuses writing productivity guide.” I can’t wait.

In the meantime, since it’s too early to put out the Fourth of July decorations, I’d better get back to writing.

–Claire Yezbak Fadden

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3 Responses to "Dawdle, Dally & Delay"

Funny, Claire, how many times have I heard this same phrase, “Must get butt in chair.” from you? The jig is up. There are others out there. Of course there are. I hope you were able to focus and get your butt in the chair. Michelle Murphy Zive

Ahhh, this particular day you’ve mentioned sounds like a many of my days!

I got a kick out of this. Thanks for the link!

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