Stop Procrastinating, Write!

I’ve spent much of the morning today doing something I dislike: going over notes on a manuscript I’ve written. It’s a gradual process, examining many small changes, corrections, and suggestions, and it involves integrating the thoughts of someone else – the editor – into mine. In most cases, the editor is right; the suggested changes clarify things. I don’t have to accept them all, but each change makes me re-examine what I’ve written to decide whether I was right, or whether someone else knows better.

So I tried putting this off a bit. I checked my email, scrolled through Twitter, visited a couple of Facebook groups, made tea, fed the cat, and more. I knew that, eventually, this needed to be done, so I got to work.

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