Monday, May 26, 2008

Last Minute Panic

Slate has two master procrastinators answering questions on what they know best: procrastination. This is contained in the first question:
In Bill Watterson's "Calvin and Hobbes," Calvin once said creativity doesn't turn on and off like a faucet—you need the right mood: "last-minute panic."

Bingo. That's how I work best, and I'm sure it's how many other people work as well. It does present some problems, however, when writer's block hits. Thoughts?


Legally Fabulous said...

I'm the same way... definitely work best under pressure.

There is no time for writer's block when something is due NOW NOW NOW... you've just got to get something out there on paper (screen? does anyone get anything out on paper anymore?) and if there's time to edit it, that's a bonus.

Anonymous said...

My friends' and my best explanation for procrastination: "We work best under pressure."