I have many talents. I write (obviously). I scrapbook. I am a great cook. But where I really excel is at procrastination. Not the best talent to have, especially for a writer.
I remember in school when I'd know about a paper for the entire term and wait until the week it was due to write it. The last week of my senior year of college I think I got something like 6 hours of sleep over three days. I had a lot of papers to write. My husband ended up driving me to campus to turn stuff in because he didn't trust me driving. Probably a smart move on his part. But I got the papers turned in and graduated with a more than decent GPA.
Even now I'm procrastinating. I should be writing but I'm blogging instead. And checking twitter. And my email. And Facebook. And...well, you get the idea. I've had to find tricks to work around the procrastination. I come up with rewards for myself when I meet certain writing goals. I also downloaded a program called Freedom that shuts off the internet on my computer for however long I tell it to. The only way to shut the program down early is to reboot the entire computer. Let's face it, as wonderful as the internet is, it can be a major time suck if you let it.
So that's my confession. What about you? What talents do you have that you wish you didn't?
The first book in the Realm Walker series comes out in October from Carina Press. To learn more about Kathleen Collins and what she's up to visit her on the web at www.kathleencollins.net It's a great way to procrastinate.