Episode 64 – Procrastination

In this extremely short episode, Mark talks about Procrastination and how it has been a significant part of who he is and how he works on projects.

He talks a bit about the Fiction River anthology project that he is currently in Vegas for as an editor (and how that relates to this topic).

He shares his constantly “write to deadline” work that he does with the books he writes for Dundurn Press.

He also talks about Tim Urban’s hilarious and yet accurate portrayal of what goes on in side the mind of a master procrastinator.

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2 thoughts on “Episode 64 – Procrastination”

  1. Procrastination has been a big problem. I found a fellow author in my genre and we’re each other’s accountability partner. We have developed a schedule- but it did take a little while. We now start our day with a phone call while we walk our dogs in the morning at 9:30am. We chit-chat, and then establish our goals for the day, be it word count, plotting, or what have you. We may also talk about some of the plotting issues we’re having. Then we agree on how many writing sprints we’re going to do, usually 3 or 4, 20-30 minutes each (usually 11, 12:30, 2 and maybe 4:00 – depending on kids schedules). We send a text on our agreed time slots and then report in after the block. It’s made a world of difference from often getting no words done to averaging 4-5k a day. Knowing someone else is depending on me has been huge. Quite the game changer. And I’ve made an amazing friend to boot.

    1. That sounds like a good plan, Isabelle. That combined accountability must have taken some time to coordinate, but sounds extremely useful. Thanks so much for sharing.

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