Procrastination is the killer of progress.
How many times have you started doing something, anything, only to pack the dishwasher or play with the dog, ten minutes later. You would think this only happens when you start something you might not enjoy, but the fact is, it strikes whenever you feel you have taken on something huge and usually important. Like, for instance, right now I am supposed to be writing my new fantasy novel. But I started writing and just couldn’t get over procrastinating, putting it off by working on my website, doing spell-checking on some of my short stories, making the umpteenth cup of coffee and watching an episode of “The Umbrella Academy” on Netflix (and oddly enjoying it). Now I am not saying that I have some miracle cure for procrastination, quite the opposite in fact, I am purely writing this because I am probably procrastinating even more. But I have a few suggestions...
Remove all distractions from the room you are working in.
Switch off your phone.
Close the door.
Battle a couple of Orcs.
If all else fails, go work at a coffee shop, because if this does not work, please let me know what does.
Maybe you should put it off completely until you are ready to take on the behemoth.
Forget everything I just said, and float like a butterfly on the winds of time...
Now If you will excuse me, I need to get back to writing my novel, which I am thinking of calling “Warlock’s Path, A Binding Of Souls.”
Let me know what you think of the working title.