For the most part, I don’t. Procrastinate, that is. Give me a deadline and I’ll usually come in under it, then use the leftover time to loaf. It’s the best loafing, the loafing of the smug and sanctimonious. Part of the reason I prefer self-employment to working for others is that when I finished a task early at the Baltimore Sun, I was expected to do more work. Where’s the incentive in that? When I finish a book early, I go buy earrings.
But, as some readers of this blog have surely noticed, I haven’t updated my website since February. This is unprecedented since the site’s launch in fall 2001. Oh, I’ve skipped a month here and there, but I’ve never just let it sit there, gathering dust.
Why am I not updating my website? Dunno. True, I’ve been busy, but that doesn’t begin to explain it. Fact is, I’ve written several letters for the website, only to trash them all. There’s so much chatter in the land these days. How much do I want to add?
But I have a few hours this morning before my duties at the Sydney Writers Festival call me away, so maybe I’ll work on something now. Meanwhile: Is there something you always put off? Do you never procrastinate? Always finish things at the last-minute? Stories of time management, please, after the jump. And any tips you have would be greatly appreciated.