So getting inspiration is one thing. Having an idea, even a detailed idea is great, but then you have to write the story. There are so many things you can do to procrastinate. Here are a few I did today: Skype Lili, make an appointment at the hairdressers, chat to a friend on the way home from the gym, clean out my desk drawer, teach the dog how to catch flies, take photo of dog catching flies. Here’s a picture of Rita catching flies.
Rita is a quick learner and she takes her fly-catching duties very seriously. And when she catches them, she eats them. I think that’s a good thing as it means the flies die without the use of poison.
I have to set myself a daily word target of 1000 words, otherwise I would spend the entire day procrastinating. On a good day, with no distractions and a clear storyline in my head, I can write 1000 words in three hours. Today I started at 7.30 and didn’t finish till after three.