Advice for procrastination from Catherine Deveny

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Common procrastination myths are busted in Catherine Deveny's latest book of writing advice.

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If people only wrote when they felt like writing, no-one would ever write. There would be no books, films, plays, comedy, radio shows, comic books –nothing.

There is always something you can do other than writing. I know, because I have done all of them. Procrasti-cleaning, procrasti-baking, procrasti-working – you name it, I’ve done it. I am the procrastination master.

The key to writing is prioritising and committing. That’s all. It’s staying on task and not distracting yourself with something you convince yourself is urgent and important.

An artist is simply someone who starts stuff and finishes it. Then starts something else.

Catherine Deveny

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