Thursday, July 23, 2015
Is It Procrastination If It's Productive?
As you all know, I've been on a writing deadline for that novella. Oddly, the closer my deadline gets, the more I feel like I need to deep clean my house, organize all my closets, and get out a crafty project that I gave up on years ago.
It's such a funny phenomena that I know other authors go through. When they're supposed to be writing they're baking or on social media or starting a movie marathon. Is it our creative brains telling us they need a break?
My family was surprised to see me cleaning like a madwoman when they knew I had some deadlines to meet, but I have to tell you, when I sat down in a very clean room, the words did flow better and I got more done. So whatever message my brain is sending, it's one I'm glad I listened to.
And can you really call it procrastination if it's productive?