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This one goes out to my wonderful editor, Heather.
Of course, credit for the comic goes to Charles M. Schulz. Like many authors, he worked for Peanuts. (Too punny? Sorry. I’ll try to calm down.)
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This week’s writerly humor is from Calvin and Hobbes. Click on the image for a larger version.
This “funny because it’s true” comment actually has a neurological reason, as I discuss in my series on the neuroscience of writing. The short version? Writers are adrenaline junkies with anxiety issues. We need that last-minute kick to break us past our intertial barrier. Is this always true? Nope. Creative rushes happen in a variety of contexts and some writers are disciplined enough to write whether or not they feel inspired. But the more I get to know other writers, the more I see how “normal” these procrastination patterns are.
How about you? Do you need that last minute to get started on your writing projects? Or do you have a set routine that helps keep you on course?
Rob D Young