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Friday, April 10, 2009


A Mother Who Never Has Time to Write Creates Time to Procrastinate

It’s time to write. 

To schedule interviews. 

To work on my book proposal. 

The kids are in preschool, though I’ll be picking them up early since Lucas is getting over a cold.  Still, I have two fruitful hours left to work.

I check my e-mail.

Nothing urgent. No excuse to linger.

I must check Facebook and become a fan of Seventh Generation and Oprah.  I read others’ status updates.  Then I update my own account about how my son convinced me to buy fluorescent blue-colored Peeps. But even Facebook, which can usually suck hours out of a day, takes just a few minutes. 

I call my husband. 

I’d spoken with his mom the day before, and I’d forgotten to tell him that they can’t see the Disneyland pictures on their digital picture frame, oh and that LEGOLAND in Denmark is open every day when we’ll be visiting in May.

My husband, ever the efficient engineer who rarely procrastinates, is working, so he responds, “OK.” The entire conversation takes less than a minute.

Damn it!

None of my normally reliable stalling techniques are working today. Now I have the actual time to be a real-life productive writer.

But what do I write? An article? My book? A blog. A personal update? That's fast and efficient. But where? Facebook? MySpace? Twitter? 

Sigh. . .

It's not easy being a writer today.

By Kristy Lund

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