"To procrastinate is to think about enjoying life and never getting around to living it."  


Procrastination is a good thing, and we're all experts at it. Procrastination gives you a chance to think about your screenplay while you're doing something in place of writing. What could be better than having all that time to mull over your script -- the finer details -- just to get everything right before you commit "pen to paper"?

My dogs love it when I procrastinate; they get fed three-four times a day. My cats love it too... they get to nestle in my neck or play on the desk. My son yearns for my procrastination; he gets to use the computer. I only procrastinate when it comes to writing my own scripts. I don't know why I procrastinate; I think it is a God-given trait in writers. Call any of your writing friends and ask what they're doing that very minute; I bet it isn't writing.

Writers are known for procrastinating, yet many fine screenplays are written by world champion procrastinators. This only confirms my theory that it is a good thing.... and inspiring. You know what it is? Why procrastination works? Because we are letting go of the script; we aren't staring at the monitor forcing creativity that's taken a hike. It is the same principle as remembering a name that's on the tip of your tongue. You try and spit out the name but your brain is on hiatus. Forget about remembering the name and it comes to you in a flash.

Lets see, while writing this little essay I have made cinnamon toast, two cups of green tea, popped some "wort", washed the dishes, played with the dogs, and e-mailed my daughter. So, I should have some more to say about procrastination... but I don't. I have a script to write so I must go back to procrastinating.