In the words of Bruce Forsyth, nice to see you, to see you nice, and thank you for stopping by Tasha's Tayls.
This week I will mostly be procrastinating. Whilst I have been procrastinating, I have found a lot of synonyms for procrastinating and wanted to share some of them with you.
Dally ~ linger ~ loiter ~ postpone ~ shilly-shally ~ stall ~ tarry - temporize
Basically doing everything else apart from what you're supposed to be doing which is writing.
Whilst we might joke about procrastination, for writers, it's a daily battle. In the blue corner, you have Productivity and in the red corner, you have Procrastination.
Productivity is a studious looking fellow, slightly rounded shoulders from hunching over a keyboard, long quick fingers from all the words he types, sharp eyes from reading and editing. He concentrates on his opponent, trying to suss him out, getting inside his head, finding out what makes him tick. Productivity is determined and he will go as long as he can without stopping, never taking a break, even if he really, really needs to pee.
Procrastination is a fuzzy chap, woolly around the edges, and a bit fluffy. He has long lounging limbs, which move with deceptive slowness. He has languid movements, except for his fingers, which like Productivity, move rapidly, especially during online chats with fellow members of the Procrastination Clan. He knows that his opponent is there, but is not bothered. Procrastination thinks nothing of taking breaks, especially if it's to eat, check email or watch TV.
So Round One.... Productivity has plotted what he wants to happen and leads Procrastination around the ring. A quick jab to the shoulder leads Procrastination to a bit of internal conflict. Should he beat the crap out of Productivity or maybe leave it a while, see what else turns up? In the meantime, Productivity catches Procrastination with a hook, knocking him sideways, carrying them through to....
Round Two.... Procrastination is building up to the black moment, where Procrastination realises Productivity is on the road to being published, where as he thought he'd get started after doing a bit of research, after making a cup of tea, after watching Cash in the Attic, after...
Round Three... Make or break. Procrastination has come out with fire in his belly. He's been reading everybody else's work rather than his own to gain some inspiration and he's ready to take Productivity on. But Productivity gets a contract and Procrastination has his nose put out of joint by his opponent's knockout punch.
The referee counts Procrastination out cold - Productivity is the winner!
At the after fight press conference, Procrastination admits he could take a leaf out of Productivity's book (figuratively, not literally, otherwise Productivity might be a little peeved, especially if it's one from a crucial love scene) and start producing, start writing. Seriously. Now.
Take care, Txx