Friday, April 8, 2011

It seems to me ... time management

It seems to me... that at times we spend more time talking about our writing or artwork than we spend writing or creating artwork. Is it our insecurity? Is is a stalling technique? If we don't write or draw or paint, then we won't fail.

And is the stalling technique universal? I know that some of the "talking" is marketing, but some of it has to procrastination too.

What do you do to draw your attention back to what is important?

5 comments:

Charmaine Clancy said...

I haven't mastered the art of pausing on the talking yet :-)

Cindy Michaud said...

I'm great at stalling, the blank page (canvas or computer screen) is intimidating. Imagining how absolutely fabulous it will be gets me going....until about 1/3 way into it and I start dusting and cleaning the desk and, yep, pro-crastinating once again...that's harder to kick out of!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I think that is often true!

Shakespeare said...

I am far too good at stalling.

Ugh. Need to stop commenting on blogs... need to write instead...

Yes, I'm still here. I'm still stalling. Hard not to with the kids on spring break, but that's also just another excuse to stall.

Ugh! If you find some great ways to avoid stalling, I'd love to know them!

Carole Anne Carr said...

Realise that time is short at my age and I'd better stop talking and actually write! :0)