Overcoming my tendency to procrastinate

By Katharine Swan On Tuesday, January 17, 2006 At 6:00 PM

When I last posted yesterday, I was procrastinating on finishing a short assignment. While I still did something worthwhile in my article's stead, I can still recognize that my habit of procrastinating could pose a threat to my career.

However, I did finish that assignment late last night. After Michael went to sleep, and after I finished posting to my blog, I pulled up the article. As I was looking at, everything just kind of clicked; the words I wanted came to me easily, and I finished working on the article in probably under half an hour, with hardly a thought of procrastinating any further. I felt quite satisfied with myself afterward.

Completing the article so quickly and easily made me start thinking. If I'm going to procrastinate, I figured, I should at least put myself to work on another project in the meantime. For example, I could work on some of my fiction for a little bit, and then go back to the piece I'm procrastinating on. At least that way, it wouldn't be wasted time.

Well, this evening I really must work on some query letters, so I guess I'd better get started on staring at the screen again, waiting for my muse to honor me with her presence. :o)

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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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