How Not To Get Any Writing Done
Dean Swift’s take on the problem is from On Poetry: A Rhapsody, 1733:
Blot out, correct, insert, refine, Enlarge, diminish, interline; Be mindful, when invention fails, To scratch your head, and bite your nails.
Mine is from a bout of procrastination this afternoon, March 30, 2016:
Re-type, change font, refine, insert, Enlarge, back up, and then revert; Be mindful, when invention’s clogged: Email’s waiting. And the blog.
Oh dear. Busted.