This feels like a frivolous Friday, so today I'm asking what are your favourite writing procrastinations? For me these are the things that feel like I'm doing something towards my novel, when really I should be sitting down and getting on with it. For example:
Notebooks - I have a bit of a notebook addiction and they are the perfect place to list out character attributes, re-write my major plot points for the nth time or even devote one to each character where I can list their every detail. Going over old notebooks to see if I've failed to incorporate any of the ideas also happens more than it should!
Research - A degree of research is necessary, but when I find myself wandering around Windsor just to check the layout of roads I already know well...
Writing room organisation - tidying my desk / room is never high on my list of to-do's but when I'm really in the mood to avoid sitting in that chair it seems endlessly fascinating.
Of course there are much simpler avoidance techniques like reading a book or slumping in front of the tv, but my favourites are definitely the ones where I can convince myself I'm at least doing something. How about you? (This is where I discover you're all a lot more dedicated than me...)