Today’s quote comes from Paul Rudnick, author of the play I Hate Hamlet. Why is it that writing brings out the procrastinator in me? I’ll procrastinate until I only have ten minutes left, and then I’ll finally start writing. Of course, that’s when I always have the best ideas and not the time to finish them! Do you have this problem, too?
“As a writer, I need an enormous amount of time alone. Writing is 90 percent procrastination: reading magazines, eating cereal out of the box, watching infomercials. It’s a matter of doing everything you can to avoid writing, until you reach the point where you have to write. Having anyone watching that or attempting to share it with me would be grisly.” – Paul Rudnick