March 30, 2013

Efficient Procrastination

I am intimately acquainted with Procrastination, as are, I'm certain, many of those who might read this post.  I have known many creative people to define this lack of motivation to work on the project on which they should be working as the absence of a muse, or inspiration. 

Perhaps there simply aren't enough muses for each of us to have our assigned companion by our side when necessary, or perhaps muses prefer our company when there isn't a deadline (self-imposed or not) hanging over us, overshadowing our creativity.  Whatever the case may be, I have yet to find a way not to procrastinate.  Instead, I have learned to divert my lack of a desire to do what I should be doing into doing something I will at some point need to do – that is, something that may not need to be done right that moment but is nevertheless somewhat productive.

Tonight, this meant that rather than incorporating reader feedback into my novel, I began experimenting with cover designs for the poetry collection I hope to self-publish soon.  Here are some options I've created:


What do you think? I would love to hear your opinions!


  1. I like the cover with the chair and the bird. It is easier to read, which is important; the color scheme evokes quiet moments of introspection and/or thoughtfulness; and although the rose is lovely, it feels rather cliche and the muddy color behind it really is unappealing, even if from an artistic standpoint it may be a philosophical statement. ... My 2 cent's worth. :-)

    1. Ooh, I've actually been leaning toward the empty chair, but I thought it might come off as 'trying too hard' haha. Thanks for the feedback! :-)