Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Procrastination: my favorite friend

Hi, Craftie Readers! Lacy Williams here to chat about procrastination.

This is possibly on of my worst faults. If I know about a project in advance, I’ll mull it over. I’ll brainstorm. I’ll percolate.

But until the deadline looms, I procrastinate.

Daughter’s birthday? I’ve got time. Family event? It will get done. Book deadline? We’re good. I can juggle several projects and still get it done.

Until crunch time. When it’s cutting it close, that’s when I’m inspired and when most of my best work comes. That last week before the deadline is busy, intense, but also lights my fire. And then when I'm done, I give myself at least a day or two of well-deserved rest. Ha!

The hero of my December 2014 release, A Cowboy for Christmas, has a deadline looming… sort of. Ricky White has a secret, and he wants to tell the heroine before she finds out his part in the disaster that cost her a major life change. But when he starts falling for her, it’s already too late… This is the fifth book in my Wyoming Legacy series. Her Convenient Cowboy and Her Cowboy Deputy will be out in 2015.

What about you? Do you work well under pressure? Or do you hate deadlines? Leave a comment and let me know!


Fun note: I was over at Amazon today and saw A Cowboy for Christmas was on sale, discounted to $3.79. If you’d like to try this book, now is a good time to buy!

Book blurb:

After an accident leaves her injured, Daisy Richards stays secluded at her family's Wyoming ranch to avoid the town's gawking stares. Yet handsome cowboy newcomer Ricky White insists she can do anything she dreams—ride a horse, decorate a Christmas tree…even steal a man's heart. 

Once a reckless cad, Ricky is to blame for what happened to Daisy. Now reformed, he wants to make amends by setting things right for his boss's beautiful daughter in time for the holidays. But Daisy doesn't know Ricky's responsible for her predicament. When the truth is revealed, will he lose the greatest gift he's ever received—her trust?

More reviews about this book:

http://wendythesuperlibrarian.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-cowboy-for-christmas.html

http://missbatesreadsromance.com/2014/12/30/review-lacy-williams-a-cowboy-for-christmas/

About Lacy:

USA Today bestselling author Lacy Williams grew up on a farm, which is where her love of cowboys was born. In reality, she's married to a right-brained banker (happily with three kiddos). She gets to express her love of western men by writing historical romance. Her books have finaled in the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Awards (2012, 2013 & 2014), the Golden Quill and the Booksellers Best Award. If you’d like to try one of Lacy’s novellas for free, sign up for her newsletter at her website www.lacywilliams.net.






6 comments:

Sandra Orchard said...

From the time I was in school, I have always been a person who gets things done well ahead of time. I don't like being under a time pressure. In fact, just thinking about an appointment I need to get to later in the day or needing to make supper later distracts me from my writing. I think that's why I do my best writing in the evening after I'm done everything else I have to do that day. :)

CatMom said...

I can so relate to procrastination (sadly, LOL).
However, I DO work much better under pressure and nearly always get the job done.
But I'd really, really prefer to be the kind of person who gets things done well ahead of time (waving at Sandra Orchard *wink*) so this is something I'm working on.
Blessings, Patti Jo

Missy Tippens said...

I admit I'm a procrastinator when I get overwhelmed. So I've learned the trick for me is to force myself to get organized and plan my work. That way I don't end up in a panic. Of course, sometimes creativity doesn't come right when I want it! It sometimes only comes when I have a fire lit under me (like you said). :)

Merrillee said...

I am one of the great procrastinators. Just ask my family.

Mindy Obenhaus said...

Lacy, I have learned that I work very well under pressure. Deadlines really light a fire under me. That said, there are times when I just want to get something done so I don't have to worry about it.

Becky Dempsey said...

I always seem to leave things until I HAVE to work on it and I always promise that I'll start sooner next time..... I hate it but it keeps repeating!