Retro WorkerSo, yesterday I posted my burning question for the day. It was — What is your most desperate act of procrastination? The bottom of the barrel? The last resort?

I rolled out with rolling pennies, and invited others to divulge their procrastinating ways. In the comments section I found: rooting for worms, alphabetizing things, obsessively cleaning, and one comment that began: let S be the set of activities — at which point, my eyes glazed over. Just kidding! That be my favorite.

So, Keziah Fenton — a writer who knows how to have fun, a lover of all things Gerard Butler, dog mama to Ky, best friend forever — and I were on Google Chat later in the evening talking about her rooting for worms and she said, “Yeah. Procrasti-writing.” I’m paraphrasing here, because I’m pretty sure “yeah” isn’t in Keziah’s vocab. That be an Elenism. Just sayin’.

I said, “Okay. I’m stealing that term. I’m making it a category on my blog.” So, with her blessing, that is what I have done. It’s now in my category cloud. This is the first procrasti-writing post. Really. We’re co-sharing the term, just like the 20-somethings are co-buying real estate, becoming cohos — communal homeowners.

So, here it is. Keziah says!

procrasti-writing — you know how that goes: the Word document is open while you clean the house, rearrange furniture, file recipes, brush the dog, scoop the yard — anything but write, but tell everyone you are.

And, of course, we have to add: penny rolling, alphabetizing, obsessive anything; and developing equations to limit your procrastinating ways.

My favorite part and the key, I think, to procrasti-writing is the last line. What do you think? Any procrasti-writers out there? Dish.

Today you got a twofer. That’s not going to happen again. Probably. Maybe. Unless, I’m procrasti-writing.

Thank you, Keziah.