Most of life lately, is me pretending to do edits while doing anything else. I hope you guys can relate to that. I really don't want to be the only one.
This one isn't the worst, because it does need to get done. It's productive in a way and gives me the satisfaction of accomplishing something, even if that something is not what I should be focusing on.
2. Sitting on the computer.
I basically sit there, pretending to write or edit. I tell everyone that's what I'm doing, but I'm probably on Pinterest or Youtube. The benefit is the illusion that your working, and everyone believing it.
This only happens when no one is around. I blast crappy music, that I would never admit to listening to and sing and dance my heart out. It's incredibly cringe inducing.
4. Random crap.
This can be anything from staring at the roof to ripping up paper.
5. Watching TV and claiming it's for research.
This one explains itself. I have so many shows, it's actually ridiculous.
6. Creating new characters and worlds.
This is always more fun then working on the current ones. It also gives me another reason to use Pinterest.
This is the most common way I procrastinate, it is a terrible habit. Don't recommend.
8. Reading or Re-reading
I like to get lost in other peoples worlds when my own is being difficult. I usually re-read my favorite stories, Howl's Moving Castle, Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom, Jackaby, The Raven Boys. To name a few.
This another thing that is at least productive. I love creating things.
10. Whining and Venting
It's embarrassing to admit this, but I do a lot of this. I hope I'm not the only one. I feel like writing is 10% doing it and 90% avoiding it.