Reconsidering Procrastination

February 16th, 2005 · 4 Comments
by Booksquare

It is probably not a secret that we rank procrastination right up there with all of our other fine traits. There is something special about leaving tasks until the last possible moment — nothing beats an adrenaline rush. Nothing legal, that is. Or so we’ve heard.

But even the fine art of procrastination has its dark side. You know that novel you’ve been meaning to start? The one you’ve been plotting in your head for years? Now would be a good time. No, we don’t know anything about your life, but we do know that things change rapidly. It’s okay to put off starting your diet…but your dreams? We suggest starting now.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • David Thayer // Feb 17, 2005 at 7:24 am

    Yikes what a cautionary tale. Like most writers I hope that one day I’ll be a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  • booksquare // Feb 17, 2005 at 9:43 am

    Yeah, sure made me want to get my act together. Either that or give up the working life (aka regular checks that go straight to cat food) and lock myself in a fashionable garret until my brilliance is realized on the page. If only I’d been born to suffer…

    I am very impressed that you have a goal. Goals are good. Probably you should start lobbying Webber now, though. I understand the bigger musicals take years to stage.

  • David Thayer // Feb 17, 2005 at 12:31 pm

    He could re do Les Miserables with an all writer cast, a wicked literary agent and a deranged publisher. Sets and costumes remain the same.

  • booksquare // Feb 17, 2005 at 8:55 pm

    Sort of like The Producers without Zero Mostel? I’m in, as long as I don’t have to sing. Oh wait, the aspiring authors who form the chorus will probably have to at least fake lip synching ability. As long as I don’t have to dance.