The other day I again found myself in the situation of avoiding work. It happens when I have more to do than usual. At a point in the afternoon I suddenly think, ‘maybe looking through twitter isn’t the thing I ought to be doing right now,’ and then I hopefully get on with things. Most of the time.
Sometimes doing a bit of excercise helps, sometimes telling yourself off helps, and sometimes doing it all tomorrow works just as well.
Everyone who does arty things involving self-discipline, whether they work freelance or do it on their own time, recognises this feeling.
This animation by Levni Yilmaz, from his ‘Tales of Mere Existence’ series, outlines the whole thing perfectly:
Other writers will certainly recognise this situation: